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Irian Jaya Blue Tongue Skink

The Irian Jaya Blue Tongue Skink is an exceptional species of skinks that are yet to be scientifically classified, with its present temporary name being Tiliqua sp. These are quite a misunderstood species, and is topic of constant arguments between biologists.

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

    Length/Size 17-24 inches
    Body Coloration thick dark brown or black stripes on a peachy gold to brown base coloration
    Range/Distribution Southern New Guinea
    Habitat Warm, humid forest areas
    Diet/Food Omnivorous; consumes both insects and plant matters
    Breeding Season Not known in the wild
    Clutch Size 5 to 15 live young
    Mode of Reproduction Ovoviviparous
    IUCN Conservation Status Not rated

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    Published on January 5th 2019 by under Skinks. Article was last reviewed on 17th June 2019.

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