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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.

 


Approximate distribution of the Common Bluetongue Skink Tiliqua scincoides.
The Northern Bluetongue (Tiliqua scincoides intermedia) distribution is coloured GREEN on this map

The Tanimbar Island Blue Tongued Skink (Tiliqua scincoides chimaerea) distribution is coloured RED on this map
The Eastern Bluetongue (Tiliqua scincoides scincoides) distribution is coloured BLUE on this map

The 3 subspecies of the Blue Tongue Skink (Tiliqua scincoides) are listed below:-

COMMON NAME

SCIENTIFIC NAME

DISTRIBUTION

Tanimbar Island Blue Tongued Skink

Tiliqua scincoides chimaerea

Indonesia (Maluku Province: Tanimbar, Babar Islands)

Eastern Bluetongue Skink

Tiliqua scincoides scincoides

NSW, ACT, Qld, SA, Vic

Northern Bluetongue Skink

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.



These young Northern Bluetongues (Tiliqua scincoides intermedia) were photographed at the Caversham Wildlife Park, Perth,WA

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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