Additional notes on the breeding and captive management of prehensile-tailed skink (Corucia zebrata)

  • Published source details Honegger R.E. (1985) Additional notes on the breeding and captive management of prehensile-tailed skink (Corucia zebrata). Herpetological Review, 16, 21-23.


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Breed reptiles in captivity: Lizards

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  1. Breed reptiles in captivity: Lizards

    A study in 1973–1984 at Zurich Zoo, Switzerland (Honegger 1985) reported that prehensile-tailed skinks Corucia zebrata bred successfully in captivity. In 1973–1984, twenty-one skinks were born in captivity, though seven were stillborn. Two young skinks were cannibalised by adults. Skinks were acquired in 1973–1975 from the Bougainville Islands and Solomon Islands. After losing young skinks to cannibalism, gravid females were moved to separate terraria (100 x 50 x 90 cm) containing leaves, peat moss, branches, bark and hollow logs.

    (Summarised by: William Morgan)

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