View Full Version : G'day. Could anyone tell me what type of gecko this is?

12-21-2008, 06:17 AM
G'day. Could anyone tell me what type of gecko this is?

12-21-2008, 06:25 AM
Looks to me like a skink .

12-21-2008, 06:45 AM
Thanks for the reply. I thought the same as you is this a skink? But on closer examination I am undecided as to wether this is a skink or gecko. I will follow this up, any more information would be very helpful. This skink or gecko just seems to have more features of a gecko and not to mention its tongue which is quite long, and the markings are a bit similar to a ringtail gecko? I found it crawling up the side of the house. Again thanks for your help and I will keep in touch. Hopefully I can work out what type of skink or gecko he/she is.
Regards Col
P.S I will try to get some better pics.

12-21-2008, 07:20 AM
I would say its a blue tongue skink just not sure what species

12-21-2008, 07:25 AM
Sorry its a pink tongue skink Hemisphaeriodon gerrardi,

12-21-2008, 10:46 AM
:)pink tongue skink. Not a gecko

12-21-2008, 05:44 PM
Thanks guys, Yes I think use are correct that it is a pink tongue skink Hemisphaeriodon gerrardi. Thanks

12-21-2008, 06:41 PM
Do you want to ship it to me? :lol:

- just kidding, but thanks for sharing I am looking to get one now :blushing:

12-21-2008, 11:15 PM
That is the best looking Pink Tongue Skink ever.

12-29-2008, 12:16 PM
That is the best looking Pink Tongue Skink ever.

I agree. . . very nice looking pink tongue.

Jan Grathwohl
12-29-2008, 03:28 PM
Normal looking Ping Tongued Skink baby/juvenile - not a gecko and not any other species of skink - Sure ID: Hemisphaeriodon (or Cyclodormophus or Tiliqua if you prefer) gerrardi - without any kind of doubt.

12-29-2008, 09:49 PM
Looks to me like a Eremiascincus richardsonii/Broad-Banded Sand Swimmer which is a skink with a wide range in Australia.

12-31-2008, 12:50 PM
Plus you figure it would need a bigger water bowl then right.So there is a Pink tongue skink ill research that?.With a Pink elephant I suppose.

What the hell are you talking about. . . No one ever understand what your talking about.

12-31-2008, 01:01 PM
It is a pink tongue skink, lovely little lizards, they can be compatible with medium size arboreal geckos that require humid conditions, in a big exibit or make a good pet but they are specialist feeders on snails. This particular one seems to be very dark coloured.

Dyesub Dave
12-31-2008, 03:38 PM
I've never kept a pink tonge skink or a sand swimmer but from any info I could find on the net it looks like a pink tongue to me as well. The sand swimmer looks to have more of a brownish/olive colouration with bands that don't stand out so much. The pink tongue looks more whitish/beige with darker more prominent stripes.

Again ... no experience just my observations. I currently have 2 fire skinks which are great reptiles .... when they come out from hiding! :lol:

Dyesub Dave. :biggrin:

12-31-2008, 05:17 PM
I do not think is a sand swimmer or a zebra skink, but i am sure on that is a pink tongued skink - Hemisphaeriodon gerrardi, a medium sized skink there like to climp on rocks, life in half high humidity, do allmost only eat snails and worms.
Just a lovely skink to have:D

12-31-2008, 06:20 PM
LMAO, this is one hilarious post, but georgious pink tongue skink.