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Adelaide Pygmy Bluetongue Skink

The Adelaide pygmy blue-tongue skink is a species of very rare skinks that are native to Australia but found in a limited region, and only in some specific habitats. Previously thought to have gone extinct, this presently endangered species was rediscovered in 1992.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Family Scincidae
    Genus Tiliqua
    Species T. adelaidensis
    Scientific Name Tiliqua adelaidensis


    Other Names Pygmy bluetongue
    Length/Size Less than 20 cm
    Body Coloration Grey, grey-brown or orange-brown
    Range/Distribution Only in the Mid North of South Australia
    Habitat Native grasslands
    Diet/Food Wide range of invertebrates including spiders, grasshoppers, cockroaches and ants, but also plant matters
    Breeding Season Early spring
    Clutch Size 1-4 young
    Mode of Reproduction Ovoviviparous
    IUCN Conservation Status Endangered

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    Published on December 29th 2018 by under Skinks. Article was last reviewed on 24th December 2018.

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