Photo by S. Kuperus
Photo by S. Kuperus

Common name: Monkey tailed skink
Size: 70 to 80 cm total length
Distribution: Solomon Islands
Habitat: Tropical forests
Vivaria: Large aboreal enclosure. Climbing made possible by thick branches. Hiding places can be created with corck bark and plastic plants
Diet: Herbivorous. Apart from commercially available vegetables, wild herbs and tree leaves can be fed. Juveniles and femals can be fed animal protein (insects) at times, but only scarcely.
Subspecies: Corucia zebrata zebrata, Corucia zebrata alfredschmidti
Cites status: Appendix II