Tribolonotus Gracilis

The Crocodile Skink is a distinctive and fascinating lizard. It is a semi-burrowing skink which inhabits lowland rainforests. Their color is gray, have triangular heads, rough scales and bright-orange eye rings, long tails and four feet with tiny toes, four rows of scales down their spine (leads to its name "crocodile") and small square enlarged belly scales where its belly button is located. They range from 8-10 inches in length. They weigh between 38 and 45 grams. The male has 3 pads on its rear toes, and has small pores under the feet, which are thought to secrete scents that are used to recognize another skink's sex. Its life span is 12 to 15 years.