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Northern Blue Tongue Skink

The largest and heaviest of the blue-tongued lizards, the Northern Blue-tongued Skink is a subspecies of the eastern blue-tongued lizard, and are very popular as pets. Unlike most other skinks, the juveniles of the species have almost the same look as the adults, except for the size.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Family Scincidae
    Genus Tiliqua
    Species T. scincoides
    Subspecies T. s. intermedia
    Scientific Name Tiliqua scincoides intermedia

    Also Known As Common blue tongue, Blue-tongued lizard, Double-headed skink, Bobtail
    Length/Size About 22 inches
    Body Coloration Bright orange to faint peach-orange, but also yellowish at times, having darker stripes along the back and sides
    Range/Distribution Northern Australia
    Habitat Semi-dry forest areas
    Diet/Food Insects, snails, slugs, fruits, flowers and berries
    Breeding Season September to November
    Clutch Size 10 – 25 young
    Mode of Reproduction Ovoviviparous
    IUCN Conservation Status Not classified

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    Published on January 3rd 2019 by under Skinks. Article was last reviewed on 17th June 2019.

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