THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
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SHINGLEBACK SKINK
Tiliqua rugosa

There are 3 subspecies of Tiliqua rugosa

Tiliqua rugosa asper

Common/Eastern Shingleback

WA,SA, NSW, Victoria,Qld.

Tiliqua rugosa konowi

Rottnest Island Shingleback

Rottnest Island WA.

Tiliqua rugosa rugosa

Western Shingleback

West of Australia, WA.

Note that I am unsure where the western form Tiliqua rugosa rugosa becomes Tiliqua rugosa asper but I think it is somewhere around the WA/SA border.


Tiliqua rogusa SHINGLEBACK SKINK Sleepy Lizard stump tailed skink  
Tiliqua rugosa rugosa Goldfields form From WA

Distribution mapTiliqua rugosa SHINGLEBACK SKINK Sleepy Lizard - Stump tailed skink

Tiliqua rogusa SHINGLEBACK SKINK Sleepy Lizard stump tailed skink
Tiliqua rugosa asper from Adelaide (SA)Area

Tiliqua rogusa SHINGLEBACK SKINK Sleepy Lizard stump tailed skink
Tiliqua rugosa asper from Cobar, NSW.

Tiliqua rugosa SHINGLEBACK SKINK Sleepy Lizard - Stump tailed skink
Tiliqua rugosa asper found near the Garfield Water Wheel, Chewton, Victoria.



These are captive bred hybrids between a Shinglebacks Tiliqua rugosa asper and a Common Bluetongue Tiliqua scincoides scincoides, however hybrids have occasionally been found in the wild. An adult wild caught Shingleback/bluetongue hybrid was kept on display at the South Australian Museum in the information section for many years until it was stolen. Later the South Australian Museum obtained a second adult Shingleback/bluetongue hybrid which I think was also wild caught. I suspect one parent of each museum specimen was a Common Bluetongue Tiliqua scincoides scincoides or possibly a lowlands form of Blotched Bluetongue Tiliqua nigrolutea


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Common Bluetongue Tiliqua scincoides scincoides

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