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.
|Scientific Name||Lamprolepis smaragdina|
|Other Names||Emerald tree skink, emerald green skink|
|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|
|Mode of Reproduction||Oviparous|
Published on January 10th 2019 by staff under Skinks. Article was last reviewed on 10th January 2019.
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