- It is the largest known species of skink
- Unlike other skinks, it is arboreal.
- Tail can be used like an extra appendage, but lacks tail autonomy (allows tails to breakoff).
- Claws and strong digits allow for climbing.
- Also known as giant skink or monkey tail skink.
- Young are born 6 - 9 inches in length.
This species has been over collected for the pet trade.