Stump-tailed skink

Description
The stump-tailed skink is also known as the bobtail or shingleback. In life it has a bright blue tongue and mottled brown and cream scales. The shape of its tail stump is confusing to predators as it resembles the shape of its head.
Accession Loan No.
375/2005
Collection Class
Reptiles
Common Name
stump-tailed skink
Simple Name
reptile: preserved in spirit
Full Name
SCINCIDAE: Tiliqua rugosa Gray: stump-tailed skink
Dimensions
height 300 mm; W 150 mm; depth 100 mm
Family Group

Collection Country
Australia
Collection Area Region
Australia and New Zealand
Collection Continent
Oceania
Phylum
CHORDATA
Family
SCINCIDAE
Genus
Tiliqua
Species
rugosa

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