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Stumpy-tailed Lizard/Shingleback

Tiliqua rugosa


A short-tailed, slow moving species of blue-tongued skink found in Australia. It has a short, wide, stumpy tail that resembles its head and may confuse predators. The tail also contains fat reserves, which are drawn upon during hibernation in winter.


Shrublands and desert grasslands to sandy dunes.


This guy was a little bit camera shy.

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South Australia, Australia

Spotted on Aug 30, 2010
Submitted on Oct 15, 2012


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