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Red Eyed Crocodile Skink

Red eyed crocodile skink is a type of skink found only in New Guinea. The species is known to vocalize when alarmed. It is crepuscular and spends rest of the time hiding. The skink is known to be shy and is a favored creature in the pet trade.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Sauria
    Infraorder Scincomorpha
    Family Scincidae
    Genus Tribolonotus
    Scientific Name Tribolonotus gracilis


    Other Names  Red-eyed Bush Crocodile Skinks, Orange-eyed Crocodile Skink, Casque-headed Skink, Painted Skink, Helmeted Skink, Bush Crocodile
    Size 8 to 10 in
    Weight 36 to 45 g
    Color Reddish brown with a orange ring encircling the eyes
    Distribution New Guinea
    Habitat Tropical forests, also found in human populated areas
    Diet Insects
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 1 egg
    Incubation Period Around 70 days
    Reproductive Age 3 to 4 years of age
    Average Lifespan 5 to 6 years in captivity

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    Published on November 13th 2016 by under Skinks. Article was last reviewed on 8th August 2018.

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