Solomon Island Skinks
Scientific Name Corucia zebrata
Native To The Soloman Islands which are located off the coast of Papua New Guinea northeast of Australia
Diet Herbivorous – eats leaves, flowers, and fruit
Size and Age These skinks can live 15 years and can grow to be 2-2.5 feet long.
Solomon Island Skinks are also commonly known and Monkey Tail Skinks or Prehensile Tail Skinks for their unique prehensile tail. This tail acts like a fifth limb when the skinks are clambering about in the trees. If a skink slips from a branch, it can hold its entire wright by its tail. These skinks are also known for living in family groups called a circulus. This is unusual among reptiles. Both male and female skinks will defend a cirulus’ territory against members from of another family group.