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Shingle back lizard - Tiliqua rugosa Typical warning behaviour when threatened. Australia,Bobtail Skink,Eastern blue-tongued lizard,Geotagged,Tiliqua rugosa,Tiliqua scincoides scincoides Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Awesome!!!! Posted 2 years ago
  2. Very nice shot Ernst.
    Posted 2 years ago
  3. WOW!!! Posted 2 years ago
  4. Great, great shot, almost going down the throat Posted 2 years ago
  5. Great shot! What a pretty little guy. But are you sure this is an Eastern Blue-Tongued lizard? To me the scales and colouring would indicate that it is a shingle back. But I might be wrong. Posted one year ago
    1. Ruth , I really can’t explain how I put this up as Eastern blue- tongued lizard. I have seen so many of blue tongue lizards and shingle back lizards. And I don’t even smoke dope. Thank you for pointing it out. Posted one year ago
      1. No worries glad I could help :) Posted one year ago
        1. Sorry Amy, calling you Ruth shows my occasional upset mindedness. Posted one year ago

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"Tiliqua rugosa" is a short-tailed, slow moving species of blue-tongued skink found in Australia. Three of the four recognised subspecies are found only in Western Australia, where they are known collectively by the common name bobtail. The name shingleback is also used, especially for "T. rugosa asper", the only subspecies native to eastern Australia.

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by Ernst
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Uploaded May 7, 2020. Captured in 675 Truemans Rd, Fingal VIC 3939, Australia.