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Shingleback Lizard
Tiliqua rugosa (Gray, 1825)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  order Squamata - lizards and snakes »  family Scincidae - skinks »  genus Tiliqua - blue-tongued skinks

Scientific synonyms

Trachydosaurus rugosus Gray, 1825

Other names

= Bobtail Lizard
= Pinecone Lizard
= Shingle-back
= Shingleback
= Sleepy Lizard
= Stumpy Tail Lizard

Least Concern


CZ   EN  


Australia (S West Australia, S South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales except coastal areas, S/C Queensland)

Intertaxon relationships

Included taxa

Number of records: 4

subspecies Tiliqua rugosa asper Gray, 1845 - Eastern Shingleback Skink
subspecies Tiliqua rugosa konowi Mertens, 1958 - Rottnest Island Shingleback Skink
subspecies Tiliqua rugosa palarra Shea, 2000 - Shark Bay Shingleback Skink
subspecies Tiliqua rugosa rugosa Gray, 1825 - Common Shingleback Skink

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [05156334-2a45-48ad-adb6-933885d564d6]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Tiliqua rugosa (J.E. Gray, 1825)]
Data retrieved on: 26 January 2015

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