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Green Tree Skink

Green Tree Skink is a species of lizards mostly found in some countries of Southeast Asia. They are popular as pets for their glossy bright green coloration and can be easily bred in captivity, where they have been known to live for 7–12 years in an average.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Family Scincidae
    Genus Lamprolepis
    Species L. smaragdina
    Scientific Name Lamprolepis smaragdina


    Other Names Emerald tree skink, emerald green skink
    Length/Size 8-9 inches
    Body Coloration Bright green on the dorsal side that gradually fades and turns gray towards the tail; the ventral side is yellowish to whitish green
    Range/Distribution Taiwan, Palawan, Luzon and Sulu archipelagoes in the Philippines, New Guinea, Indo-Australian archipelago, Solomon Island, Santa Cruz Island
    Habitat Dense arboreal forests
    Diet/Food Mostly insects and other small creatures, but occasionally fruits and leafy plants too; known to even steal dog food
    Breeding Season Winter
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous

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    Published on January 10th 2019 by under Skinks. Article was last reviewed on 10th January 2019.

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