Tasmanian tree skink

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Tasmanian Tree Skink
Tasmanian Tree Skink, Cradle Mt.jpg
Cradle Mountain, Tasmania
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Scincidae
Genus: Niveoscincus
Species: N. pretiosus
Binomial name
Niveoscincus pretiosus
(O’Shaughnessy, 1874)

Leiolopisma pretiosa

The Agile Cool-skink or Tasmanian Tree Skink (Niveoscincus pretiosus) is a species of skink in the Scincidae family. It is endemic to Tasmania and the Bass Strait islands. It is viviparous, and may be found in a wide variety of habitats, from tall forests to rocky coastlines.[1][2]


  1. ^ Wildlife of Tasmania – Tasmanian Tree Skink
  2. ^ Cogger, H.G. (1979). Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia. Reed: Sydney. ISBN 0-589-50108-9