FUN FACTS

• Mossy prehensile-tailed geckos get their common name from the moss or lichen-like camouflage pattern it displays.

• Females have also been known to guard their eggs, which are laid in clutches of 2 eggs at a time, with typically 4-5 clutches per season.

• These skinks have a prehensile tail which allows them to grip branches and other things for balance while climbing.

THREATS & CONSERVATION

It is presumed to have suffered a substantial past reduction in population size and extent through habitat loss, mainly associated with logging and the clearance of lowland forests for agriculture.