> Tiliqua nigrolutea
Tiliqua nigrolutea (Australian black and yellow skink; Blotched Bluetongue, Southern Bluetongue, Blotched Blue-Tongued Lizard)
Synonyms: Cyclodus nigroluteus; Scincus erucotis; Scincus nigroluteus
The Blotched Blue-tongued Lizard (Tiliqua nigrolutea), also known as the Southern Blue-tongued Lizard or Blotched Blue-tongued Skink is a blue-tongued skink endemic to south-eastern Australia. This animal has a fleshy blue tongue which is used to taste the air and scare off potential predators. It is a robust and relatively large member of the skink family (Scincidae) that tends to rely on camouflage and bluff as its primary means of defence.
|Maximum Longevity  ||12 years|
MapsAustralia (New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria);
Institutions (Zoos, etc.)
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder