Common Bluetongue Tiliqua scincoides
Common Bluetongue, Tasmania, Australia, February 2006 - click for larger image Australia
February 2006

The Common Bluetongue is a type of lizard or skink distributed throughout Australia. Photo 1 shows it displaying its blue tongue which it does when disturbed while, at the same time, it hisses loudly

Common Bluetongue, Tasmania, Australia, February 2006 - click for larger image It moves slowly and measures about 300-600mm in length, has brown to grey scales and a barred pattern across the body and tail. The underparts are pale.

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