Rainbow Skink, Blue-throated
Snout Vent Length – 57mm
Endemic to central Queensland coast from north of Rockhampton to Townsville.
Occurs commonly in wet forested areas. A common garden dwelling lizard in the Whitsundays.
An active small skink lizard with the habit of waving its tail in the air as it moves around the leaf litter. Tail waving is a common habit of all the rainbow skinks.
Males develop the blue throat during mating season.
For a detailed description of this species please refer to A Field Guide to Reptiles of Queensland by Steve K. Wilson
|Photo 1 from Credition SF by Brendan Schembri; Photo 2 & 3 from Strathdickie by Graham Armstrong