ID of Carlia skink

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  1. tropicbreeze

    tropicbreeze Active Member

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    Having trouble IDing this skink. Believe it's Carlia munda but can't seem to get anything consistent off the internet. It was on the higher part of Mt Cook near Cooktown, Qld, in rocky terrain with pretty much closed canopy. Any help identifying it much appreciated, thanks.
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    I'm a newbie to the reptile hobby so I don't profess to be any expert, but if I had to put some money on the species I would guess a young female Black-throated rainbow-skink (carlia rostralis):
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    Suits the location, and the microhabitat and appears to match your photos:
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/colonel_007/30027540048

    About 70mm SVL
     
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    Thanks eaglespremiers, that seems to be a better match than my suggestion.
     
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    Hi all, both are Carlia longipes.
     
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    @Mitella, thanks I'll check that out.
     

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