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Tasmanian Tree skink

Niveoscincus pretiosus


The Tasmanian tree skink is a long-limbed species with a fairly flattened head and a distinctive dark upper lateral band running back from the snout, and has a head and body length of 44-57mm, with a tail 119-144 percent of the head and body length.


Endemic to Tasmania. This one lives on my house.


We have little skinks everywhere you look. Sometimes it's hard to take a stroll through the paddocks without having to stutter-step constantly to avoid stepping on skinks. The Laughing Kookaburras feed mainly on these small skinks.

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lori.tas 12 years ago

I agree, Argy Possibly even more than once. One of the many hazards of living with our two monstrous skink-chasing dogs. This one lived right under the concrete deck behind our house and came out after the dogs were fed to clean up any stray bits of kibble. Talk about living dangerously.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 12 years ago

Looks like it's dropped its tail at some time.
Streamlined shape.

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Tasmania, Australia

Spotted on Apr 5, 2011
Submitted on Apr 6, 2011

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