The Prehensile-tailed Skink, as its name indicates, is most
unusual for a skink in having a prehensile tail (useful for
its life high in the trees). It is also called the Solomon
Islands Skink and the Monkey-tailed Skink and is native to
the Solomon Islands Archipelago off Papua New Guinea. It is
the largest species of skink in the world, reaching over 30
inches (80 cm) in length, over half of which is the tail.
They are entirely vegetarian. They live in small social
groups but are threatened by logging.