Solomon Island Skink Don't be fooled by the somewhat creepy appearance of this large reptile. In reality it is harmless and one of the very few reptiles that are not solitary and that are protective of their young. Corucia Zebrata,Geotagged,Oliemeulen,Reptiles,Solomon Island Skink,The Netherlands,skink Species intro

Solomon Island Skink

Don't be fooled by the somewhat creepy appearance of this large reptile. In reality it is harmless and one of the very few reptiles that are not solitary and that are protective of their young.

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  1. This beauty looks like a trained warrior who has seen a battle too many, reflecting upon the past. Just look at those eyes. Beautifully photographed. Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks :) It gives me a prehistoric impression as well. Posted 2 years ago

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The Solomon Islands skink is an arboreal species of skink endemic to the Solomon Islands. It is the largest known extant species of skink. Other common names for this species include the prehensile-tailed skink, monkey-tailed skink, giant skink, zebra skink, and monkey skink.

The Solomon Islands skink is completely herbivorous, eating many different fruits and vegetables including the pothos plant. It is one of the few species of reptile known to function within a social group or circulus... more

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
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Uploaded Feb 20, 2012. Captured Jan 15, 2012 in Predikherenlaan 40, 5042 West Tilburg, The Netherlands.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/5.6
  • 1/60s
  • ISO250
  • 105mm