Blue Tongued Skink

INTRODUCTION

Common blue-tongued skinks belong to a family containing over 600 species of lizards, Scincidae. Together they are members of the genus Tiliqua, a group of six species of large blue-tongued skinks that are found in Australia and eastern Indonesia. As suggested by the name, a prominent characteristic of the genus is a large blue tongue that can be bared as a bluff-warning to potential enemies.

FAST FACTS

Scientific Name:

Tiliqua scinoides

Status:

Not evaluated

Size:

Around 30cm

Weight:

Up to 500g

Life Span in Wild:

Up to 15 years

Habitat:

Savannah, grasslands and forests

Diet:

Omnivore

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ME

What Do I Eat?

Insects, reptiles, fruits and plant matter

Where Do I Live?

Australia

Do I Have Any Predators?

Birds of prey, snakes and feral cats

How Do I Live?

Diurnal, Terrestrial

Why Am I Endangered?

No major threats

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