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NORTHERN BLUETONGUE SKINK
Tiliqua scincoides intermedia


This Northern Bluetongue was photographed at the West Australian Reptile Park

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

NORTHERN BLUETONGUE SKINK Tiliqua scincoides intermedia
This Northern Bluetongue was given to John Fowler as a baby by Bob Irwin, (Father of Steve Irwin).
Its parents came from the Gulf of Carpenteria.
Northern Bluetongues Tiliqua scincoides intermedia tend to grow 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 less variable 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.


LINKS OF INTEREST

Common Bluetongue Tiliqua scincoides

Eastern Bluetongue Tiliqua scincoides scincoides

Click here for a complete list of Australian Skinks

Click here for more information about Australian Skinks

Australian Lizards: A Natural History [Paperback]

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Updated July 11, 2018

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