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Australian Blue Tongue Skink

Australian blue tongue skink is a species of skink found in Indonesia and Australia. There are three recognized subspecies of this species.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Family Scincidae
    Genus Tiliqua
    Scientific Name Tiliqua scincoides


    Size Up to 40 cm
    Weight Around 700 g
    Color Light to dark bluish-black with banded pattern; blue-violet to cobalt blue tongue
    Distribution Indonesia and Australia
    Habitat Open country with plenty of ground cover, semi-desert, mixed woodland, scrubland
    Diet Omnivorous
    Predators Predatory birds, large snakes, feral cats and dogs
    Breeding Season Between September and November
    Mode of Reproduction Ovoviviparous (producing young ones by means of eggs hatched inside the body of the parent)
    Litter Size 5 to 25 offspring
    Gestation Period 3 to 5 months
    Average Lifespan More than 30 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Not Listed

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    Published on April 28th 2017 by under Skinks. Article was last reviewed on 20th April 2017.

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