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Stumpy-tailed Lizard/Shingleback

Tiliqua rugosa

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Shrublands and desert grasslands to sandy dunes.

Notes:

This guy was a little bit camera shy.

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RachaelB
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RachaelB

South Australia, Australia

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

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