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Shingleback Lizard

Tiliqua rugosa


The Shingle-back is a slow moving stocky lizard with short logs, short stumpy tail and blue tongue.


coastal heaths, dry sclerophyll forests, mallee scrub and Spinifex-dominated sandy deserts.


Food: insects, snails, fruit, flowers and berries. Breeding: Shingle-back lizards seek out the same partner year after year. The female can have 1 - 4 live young, with average of 2. Range: southern half of Australia, except for eastern and south-eastern coastal areas.

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MacChristiansen 11 years ago

One of my Fafourites

lori.tas 11 years ago

Lovely shot. This is the Eastern Shingleback, a subspecies of T. rugosa named Tiliqua rugosa asper.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 11 years ago

shingleback head

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2835, New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Dec 12, 2011
Submitted on Jan 25, 2012

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