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Tiliqua nigrolutea (Australian black and yellow skink; Blotched Bluetongue, Southern Bluetongue, Blotched Blue-Tongued Lizard)

Synonyms: Cyclodus nigroluteus; Scincus erucotis; Scincus nigroluteus

Wikipedia Abstract

The Blotched Blue-tongued Lizard (Tiliqua nigrolutea) is a skink with a fleshy blue tongue which is used to taste the air and scare off potential predators. They are a robust and relatively large member of the skink family that tend to rely on camouflage and bluff as their primary means of defence. However, if cornered or molested they put on an impressive and effective defensive display.
View Wikipedia Record: Tiliqua nigrolutea

Attributes

Maximum Longevity [1]  12 years

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Map Climate Land
Use
Australian Alps montane grasslands Australia Australasia Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Eastern Australian temperate forests Australia Australasia Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Murray-Darling woodlands and mallee Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub  
Naracoorte woodlands Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Southeast Australia temperate forests Australia Australasia Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Southeast Australia temperate savanna Australia Australasia Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Tasmanian Central Highland forests Australia Australasia Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Tasmanian temperate forests Australia Australasia Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Tasmanian temperate rain forests Australia Australasia Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Map Climate Land Use
Grampians National Park II 416373 Victoria, Australia
Kosciuszko National Park II 1705480 New South Wales, Australia
Lavinia Nature Reserve State Reserve II 17390 Tasmania, Australia    
Wilson's Promontory National Park II 119279 Victoria, Australia

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Abbreviata antarctica <Unverified Name>[2]
Pharyngodon australis <Unverified Name>[2]
Pneumonema tiliquae <Unverified Name>[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Fort Worth Zoological Park
Healesville Sanctuary
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo
National Zoo & Aquarium
Symbio Wildlife Gardens
Taronga Zoo
Tygerberg Zoopark
Werribee Open Range Zoo

Distribution

Australia (New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria);

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Citations

Species recognized by Uetz P., , TIGR Reptile Database in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access
Institution information provided by International Species Information System - May 2011