THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
Covering Snakes and Lizards, Crocodiles and Turtles, including Colubrid snakes, Pythons, Elapids (called Cobras or Coral Snakes in some countries), Sea Snakes, File Snakes, Blind (or Worm) Snakes, Sea Turtles, Freshwater Turtles (or Tortoises) Dragon Lizards (Agamas), Gecko's, Legless Lizards Monitor Lizards (often called Goanna's in Australia), Skinks and Crocodilia

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Last Updated January 24, 2013

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Colubrids & Mud Snakes

Pythons Elapid Snakes Sea Snakes File Snakes Blind Snakes Turtles Tortoises Dragons Agamas Geckos Legless Lizards Monitor Lizards Skinks Crocodiles

PINK-TONGUE SKINK
Cyclodomorphus (was Tiliqua then Hemisphaeriodon) gerrardi

? PINK-TONGUE SKINK C yclodomorphus Tiliqua  Hemisphaeriodon gerrardi head


? PINK-TONGUE SKINK C yclodomorphus Tiliqua  Hemisphaeriodon gerrardi

This lizard is very snake like and flickers its pink tongue like a snake, Pattern is variable, some have no bands. They all usually have a black tip in the end of theit nose .

Widespread usually in rainforest and semi rainforest, this species is found in coastal Qld. and Northern NSW from Cairns to Springwood NSW . They are mainly nocturnal/ semi nocturnal and eat mainly Slugs and snails. babies are quite small and usually extremely pretty with strong banding. They are also good climbers and have a prehensile tail.

 

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