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SHINGLEBACK SKINK
Tiliqua rugosa

The 4 subspecies of Tiliqua rugosa are listed below

Common/Eastern Shingleback

Tiliqua rugosa aspera

WA, SA, NSW, Victoria, Qld

Rottnest Island Shingleback

Tiliqua rugosa konowi

Rottnest Island WA

Shark Bay Shingleback

Tiliqua rugosa palarra

Shark Bay region, WA

Western Shingleback

Tiliqua rugosa rugosa

South Western Australia, WA


Tiliqua rugosa aspera
Sub-adult Common/Eastern Shingleback (Tiliqua rugosa aspera) at Outer Harbour, near Adelaide, SA

Approximate ditribution of the Shingleback subspecies Tiliqua rugosa
Approximate distribution of the Shingleback (Tiliqua rugosa) subspecies

Note that I am unsure where the Western Shingleback (Tiliqua rugosa rugosa) becomes the Eastern Shingleback (Tiliqua rugosa aspera) but I think it is somewhere around the WA/SA border.

 

Common/Eastern Shingleback Tiliqua rugosa aspera

Adult Common/Eastern Shingleback (Tiliqua rugosa aspera) at Wynarka, SA

 

Tiliqua rugosa rugosa
Western Shingleback (Tiliqua rugosa rugosa) from Cocklebiddy (Western) WA

Tiliqua rugosa rugosa
Western Shingleback (Tiliqua rugosa rugosa) from Cocklebiddy (Western) WA


Tiliqua rugosa rugosa
Western Shingleback (Tiliqua rugosa rugosa) at Caversham Wildlife Park WA


Tiliqua rugosa rugosa  
Goldfields form of Western Shingleback (Tiliqua rugosa rugosa) from inland WA


Tiliqua rugosa aspera
Juvenile Common/Eastern Shingleback (Tiliqua rugosa aspera)from far western NSW


Tiliqua rugosa aspera
Common/Eastern Shingleback (Tiliqua rugosa aspera) from Adelaide area (SA)


Tiliqua rugosa aspera SHINGLEBACK SKINK Sleepy Lizard stump tailed skink
Common/Eastern Shingleback (Tiliqua rugosa aspera) from Cobar, NSW.

Tiliqua rugosa aspera SHINGLEBACK SKINK Sleepy Lizard - Stump tailed skink
Common/Eastern Shingleback (Tiliqua rugosa aspera) found near the Garfield Water Wheel, Chewton, Victoria.

Tiliqua rugosa aspera
Common/Eastern Shingleback (Tiliqua rugosa aspera) near, Kyancutta on Eyre Peninsula, South Australia.

Tiliqua rugosa aspera
Common/Eastern Shingleback (Tiliqua rugosa aspera) at Whites Knob Lookout, Kimba on Eyre Peninsula, South Australia.

Tiliqua rugosa aspera
Adult Common/Eastern Shingleback (Tiliqua rugosa aspera) at Outer Harbour, near Adelaide, SA

Tiliqua rugosa aspera
Sub-adult Common/Eastern Shingleback (Tiliqua rugosa aspera) at Outer Harbour, near Adelaide, SA

Adult Common/Eastern Shingleback (Tiliqua rugosa aspera) at photographed at Tower Hill, Victoria
Adult Common/Eastern Shingleback (Tiliqua rugosa aspera) at photographed at Tower Hill, Victoria

hybrids between a Shinglebacks Tiliqua rugosa aspera and a Common Bluetongue Tiliqua scincoides scincoides
These are captive bred hybrids between a Common/Eastern Shingleback (Tiliqua rugosa aspera) 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)

Blotched Bluetongue (Tiliqua nigrolutea)

Complete list of Skinks found in the ACT (Canberra)

More Information about Australian Skinks
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