Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/54377

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Reptilia
Order:Squamata
Family:Scinidae
Genus:Tiliqua
Genus species:Tiliqua scincoides

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:30 cm
Identification:The blue-tongued lizard is pale silver-gray to brown in color. It either has darker brown cross bands with small white spots or pale cross bands with no spots.
Habitat:Forests, woodlands, grasslands, semiarid areas
Diet:Omnivore: insects, snails, flowers, fruit, berries, carrion
Reproduction:Blue-tongued lizards give birth only once a year. They carry shell-less membrane-bound eggs in their bodies that hatch as they are laid. So, after a gestation period of 100 days, females will give birth to 10-25 live young.
Behavior:When threatened, this lizard will hiss, shed its tail, and unfold its blue tongue to frighten the predator away.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:Due to its tame nature, this species is often kept as a pet.

Other Information

Geographic:Eastern Australia
Northern Australia
Date:1958-1988 Subjects:herptile
Blue-tongued lizard
Blue-tongued skink
reptile
Skinks
Lizards
Squamata
Reptiles
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/54377