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Pink-Tongued Skink

Hemisphaeriodon gerrardii

Description:

A skink of some description I think. The inside of his mouth had a tinge of blue, it was a brownish color with black stripes randomly over it's body, and black tip on the end of it's nose. His tail was gone, so he must have gotten away from something. He was in my house, and we released him back outside.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 8 years ago
Pink-tongued skink
Hemisphaeriodon gerrardii Pink-tongued skink


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9 Comments

Roxanne
Roxanne 8 years ago

woo hoo good luck!

ShannaB
ShannaB 8 years ago

I just got back from soccer and am attempting to drag my husband outside to hold the torch for me! ; )

Roxanne
Roxanne 8 years ago

He sure does Shanna, did you find any frogs?
Thanks Argybee!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Fabulous find and spotting. So like Tiliqua. I had never heard of this genus before so good reading. Thanks.

ShannaB
ShannaB 8 years ago

He has the cutest little face!!

Roxanne
Roxanne 8 years ago

Thanks Goody, that photo looks exact! Thank you for your help! :)

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 8 years ago

I feel pretty good about the original pink-tongued skink guess. The genus may have changed (oh, taxonomy, you fickle beast), so try Cyclodomorphus gerrardii. Yours looks to be a juvenile, based on the size. Here's a photo that seems to match your lizard:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/smacdonald/...

Roxanne
Roxanne 8 years ago

Yes Australia does, it looks similar except the inside of the mouth was a blueish color and there is the dark patch on the end of it's nose. Since it's tail is missing I don't know what it looks like either...I'll dig some. Thanks for the help. :)

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 8 years ago

That's my best guess at this point. You might dig around a little deeper to make sure it matches. Australia has A LOT of skinks! :-)

Roxanne
Spotted by
Roxanne

4275, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Jan 13, 2012
Submitted on Jan 13, 2012

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