Found on the Solomon Islands.
Mostly tree dwelling.
It has a broad, massive head with powerful jaws and small sharp teeth. The body is cylindrical with a rounded tail and small limbs. The scales are smooth an shiny. they have sharp, needle-like toenails for climbing.
This is the only skink adapted to living in trees. Its prehensile (grasping) tail is an adaption to arboreal living - thus it is sometimes called a "monkey tail" skink. Unlike other skinks, it is nocturnal (active at night). The skink is much more active than its large, heavy body might suggest.
|Wild Diet:||Fruit, leaves, mushrooms, insects, snails, bird eggs.|
|USFWS Status:||Not Listed|
|CITES Status:||Not Listed|
|Where at the Zoo?||Small Animal Building: Tropics Zone|