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PINK-TONGUE SKINK
Cyclodomorphus
(was Hemisphaeriodon) gerrardii


Pink-tongue Cyclodomorphus gerrardii
Pink-tongue Skink (Cyclodomorphus gerrardii)


The Pink-tongue Cyclodomorphus gerrardii occurs in coastal Qld. and northern NSW from Cairns to Springwood NSW
The Pink-tongue (Cyclodomorphus gerrardii) occurs in coastal Qld. and northern NSW from Cairns to Springwood NSW

Pink-tongue Cyclodomorphus gerrardii Kenilworth,Qld
Pink-tongue (Cyclodomorphus gerrardii) Kenilworth,Qld


Pink-tongue Cyclodomorphus gerrardii Kenilworth,Qld
The banding on the body of this Pink-tongue (Cyclodomorphus gerrardii) from Kenilworth,Qld is barely noticeable

Pink-tongue Cyclodomorphus gerrardii Kenilworth,Qld
Pink-tongue (Cyclodomorphus gerrardii) Kenilworth,Qld

Adult Pink-tongue Cyclodomorphus gerrardii
Adult Pink-tongue (Cyclodomorphus gerrardii)


Pink-tongue Cyclodomorphus gerrardii
Pink-tongue (Cyclodomorphus gerrardii)


Pink-tongue Cyclodomorphus gerrardii
Pink-tongue (Cyclodomorphus gerrardii)

Pink-tongue Cyclodomorphus gerrardii
Juvenile Pink-tongue (Cyclodomorphus gerrardii)

The Pink-tongue Skink (Cyclodomorphus gerrardii) is very snake like and flickers its tongue like a snake, Pattern is variable, some have very few markings and some have no bands. They all usually have a black tip in the end of their nose . The tongue is blue in juveniles and pink in adults

Widespread usually in rainforest and semi rainforest, Pink-tongues (Cyclodomorphus gerrardii) 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.

Click here to see photos of Pink-tongue Skinks (Cyclodomorphus gerrardii) at flickr

Click here to see photos of Pink-tongue Skinks (Cyclodomorphus gerrardii) at flickr

 

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