Reptile Cyclodomorphus gerrardii ( Pink - tongued Skink )

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Scientific Name: Cyclodomorphus gerrardii

Common Names: Pink - tongued Skink

Order: Egerniinae

Suborder: Sauria

Family: Scincidae

Distribution: Humid areas in South East Queensland, Brigalow Belt, Central Queensland Coast, Wet Tropics.

Habitat: Mainly found within moist timbered habitats and can be found in well watered gardens.

Field Notes: Very similar in appearance and often confused with Tiliqua scincoides (Blue tongue Skink ). Long bodied with short, widely spaced limbs each with five digits, a skilled climber found on ground level as well as foraging in low trees. Its broad head is often distinct from its neck, a long prehensile tail with a snout to vent length of around 200ml.
Most adults posses a pink tongue but a juveniles tongue may be blue. The body can have distinct bands or be rather plain in appearance, banded forms have very prominent dark bands between nape and tail tip while unbanded forms are generally a plain tan with a dark tipped snout.
Diurnal and nocturnal, Cyclodomorphus gerrardii is a live- bearer and omnivore but mainly feeds on slugs and snails.

I believe these images are of the same skink, the first was taken in 2010, the second 2014



 

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That is the first one I have seen thanks.
It would be great if it was the same one .
 
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