CHALLENGER'S SKINK Lampropholis challengeri (Boulenger, 1887)
Growing to 14 cm this slender lizard is found in moister habitats from Sydney, NSW, along the coast and near ranges to north Queensland.
The southern populations of this lizard may represent a distinct species or sub-species. It is most common in thick rainforest gullies, where Water Skinks Sphenomorphus quoyii are less common or absent, as the Water Skinks appear to exist in direct competition to this species.
This diurnal lizard is insectivorous and is usually found during the day under ground litter or foraging. It produces about five eggs in summer.
The above was from the book Australian Reptiles and Frogs by Raymond Hoser and now available on a fantastic CD-Rom along with a vast amount of other information, papers and the like on reptiles, frogs and other wildlife.