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Stumpy tail lizard/Shingleback

Tiliqua rugosa

Description:

The stumpy tail has a heavily armoured body and can be found in various colours, ranging from dark brown to cream. 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. This skink is an omnivore; it eats snails and plants and spends much of its time browsing through vegetation for food. It is often seen sunning on roadsides or other paved areas.

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2 Comments

RachaelB
RachaelB 7 years ago

Thanks Alice. No fires down in Melbourne yet. It hailed so much the other day it looked like it had snowed. Complete opposite further north in NSW though. They are battling some pretty bad fires.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 7 years ago

Good information. Hope the fires are not affecting you.

RachaelB
Spotted by
RachaelB

South Australia, Australia

Spotted on Oct 19, 2013
Submitted on Oct 22, 2013

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