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COMMON SCALY FOOT Pygopus lepidopodus

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COMMON SCALY-FOOT
Pygopus lepidopodus

Harmless

COMMON SCALY FOOT Pygopus lepidopodus 
The Common Scaly Foot Pygopus lepidopodus comes in a few colours and varies in pattern. multiple colours and patterns may be found in the same area.
Often their body is a shade of Grey or Brown to Orange, with little or no patterning .

 Approximate distribution of the Common Scaly Foot Pygopus lepidopodus
Approximate distribution of the Common Scaly Foot Pygopus lepidopodus

This is one of Australia's largest species of legless lizards.

The Common Scaly Foot Pygopus lepidopodus is totally harmless but may rear up and flicker its tongue like a snake if cornered.


Notice the ear opening on this Common Scaly Foot Pygopus lepidopodus (absent on snakes)

SIMILAR SPECIES

Common Name (Internal Link)

Scientific Name (External Link)

Distribution

Common Scaly Foot

Pygopus lepidopodus

NSW, Qld, SA, Vic, WA

Black-headed or Western Scaly-foot

Pygopus nigriceps

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic?, WA

Roberts' Scaly-foot

Pygopus robertsi

Qld

Eastern Hooded Scaly-foot

Pygopus schraderi

NT, Qld, WA, SA, Vic

Northern Hooded Scaly-foot

Pygopus steelescotti

NT, Qld, WA


LINKS OF INTEREST

Click here for a complete list of Australian Legless Lizards

Click here for a complete list of Legless Lizards found in South Australia 


Click here for a complete list of Legless Lizards found in the ACT 


Click here for more information about Australian Legless Lizards

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