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Southern water skink
A medium sized skink, up to 220mm. Upper surface is a glossy bronze, with numerous scattered blackish scales. The pattern is reversed on the flanks, with a broad band of black with scattered golden-bronze scales. Frequently basks on dead logs and branches.
forests, especially along streams and rivers.
Southern and Eastern Victoria and South-Eastern New South Wales. Probably the most frequently seen lizard in the park, where it is often observed in Fosters Gully basking on fallen tree trunks.
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Southern water skink, in Fosters gully.