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Blotched Blue-tongued skink

Tiliqua nigrolutea

Description:

Blotched Blue-tongued skink. Very similar to the banded blue-tongue, only with broken stripes.

Habitat:

Dry sclerophyll and native grassland.

Notes:

This skink was injured, so we took her inside to recuperate. She was released a month later.

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5 Comments

lori.tas
lori.tas 10 years ago

Early NOAH only allowed one photo per spotting, so I've been going back and adding some more. Here's four more of Betty and her very blue tongue.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 10 years ago

Nice!

lori.tas
lori.tas 10 years ago

Hi Peter, I've just added another member of the blue-tonged skinks, this one is called a Shingleback. It looks like a pine cone with a head on either end. And it has a blue tongue as well.

The Blotched blue tongues are just about ready to come out of hibernation and I expect to find them in our yard soon.

peter
peter 10 years ago

Wow really cool! That tongue is wild!

lori.tas
lori.tas 10 years ago

Blotched Blue-tongued Lizard (Tiliqua nigrolutea)

lori.tas
Spotted by
lori.tas

Tasmania, Australia

Spotted on Jan 17, 2008
Submitted on Oct 12, 2010

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