PINK-TONGUED SKINK Tiliqua gerrardii (Gray, 1845)
The Pink-tongued Skink averages 45 cm and varies in colour from patterned to an almost white colour. Juveniles often have distinctive broad bands, which usually fade with age. Many Pink-tongued Skinks, particularly younger specimens, have blue instead of pink tongue The tail is prehensile.
This species is found from Cape York in Queensland and south along the coast and near ranges to Gosford, New South Wales, with an isolated population at Springwood in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales.
This species is most common in wetter forest habitats. It is nocturnal in warm weather and diurnal in colder weather, and feeds almost exclusively on snails and slugs.
About twelve to twenty-five live young measuring 6 cm are produced in summer.
The above was from the book Australian Reptiles and Frogs by Raymond Hoser and now available on a fantastic CD-Rom along with a vast amount of other information, papers and the like on reptiles, frogs and other wildlife.