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NORTHERN BLUETONGUE SKINK
Tiliqua scincoides intermedia

Northern Bluetongue Tiliqua scincoides intermedia
This Northern Bluetongue (Tiliqua scincoides intermedia) was given to John Fowler as a baby by Bob Irwin, (Father of Steve Irwin).
Its parents came from the Gulf of Carpentaria.

The Northern Bluetongue (Tiliqua scincoides intermedia) is found in Northern and Western parts of the range of the Common Bluetongue (Tiliqua scincoides) whereas the other subspecies called the Eastern Bluetongue (Tiliqua scincoides scincoides) is found in the Eastern and Southern parts of the range of the Common Bluetongue (Tiliqua scincoides)

MAP  Tiliqua scincoides intermedia Reptiles of Australia
Distribution map showing approximate distribution of both subspecies of Common Bluetongue (Tiliqua scincoides)

COMMON NAME

SCIENTIFIC NAME

DISTRIBUTION

Eastern Blue-Tongued Lizard

Tiliqua scincoides scincoides

NSW, ACT, Qld, SA, Vic

Northern Blue-Tongued Lizard

Tiliqua scincoides intermedia

NT, Qld, WA


This Northern Bluetongue (Tiliqua scincoides intermedia) was photographed at the West Australian Reptile Park


Northern Bluetongues (Tiliqua scincoides intermedia) tend to grow slightly larger than Eastern Bluetongues (Tiliqua scincoides scincoides)

Northern Bluetongues (Tiliqua scincoides intermedia) may have considerable geographic variation compared to the Eastern Bluetongue (Tiliqua scincoides scincoides) which has more consistent patterning.

Note the that eye stripe that is indistinct or missing in most individuals of Tiliqua scincoides intermedia and present in most Tiliqua scincoides scincoides is not a reliable method to differentiate between the subspecies.


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Updated November 30, 2020

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