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SHINGLEBACK SKINK
Tiliqua rugosa

There are 4 subspecies of Tiliqua rugosa

Common/Eastern Shingleback

Tiliqua rugosa asper

WA, SA, NSW, Victoria, Qld

Rottnest Island Shingleback

Tiliqua rugosa konowi

Rottnest Island WA

Shark Bay Shingleback

Tiliqua rugosa palarra

Shark Bay region, WA

Western Shingleback

Tiliqua rugosa rugosa

South Western Australia, WA

Note that I am unsure where the western form Tiliqua rugosa rugosa becomes Tiliqua rugosa asper but I think it is somewhere around the WA/SA border.


Tiliqua rugosa rugosa from Cocklebiddy (Western) WA

Distribution mapTiliqua rugosa SHINGLEBACK SKINK Sleepy Lizard - Stump tailed skink



Tiliqua rugosa rugosa? from Cocklebiddy (Western) WA



Tiliqua rugosa rugosa Caversham Wildlife Park WA


Tiliqua rogusa SHINGLEBACK SKINK Sleepy Lizard stump tailed skink  
Tiliqua rugosa rugosa Goldfields form from inland WA


Juvenile Tiliqua rugosa asper from far western NSW

Tiliqua rogusa SHINGLEBACK SKINK Sleepy Lizard stump tailed skink
Tiliqua rugosa asper from Adelaide (SA)Area

Tiliqua rogusa SHINGLEBACK SKINK Sleepy Lizard stump tailed skink
Tiliqua rugosa asper from Cobar, NSW.

Tiliqua rugosa SHINGLEBACK SKINK Sleepy Lizard - Stump tailed skink
Tiliqua rugosa asper found near the Garfield Water Wheel, Chewton, Victoria.


Tiliqua rugosa asper near, Kyancutta on Eyre Peninsula, South Australia.

Tiliqua rugosa asper at Whites Knob Lookout, Kimba on Eyre Peninsula, South Australia.



These are captive bred hybrids between a Shinglebacks Tiliqua rugosa asper and a Common Bluetongue Tiliqua scincoides scincoides, however hybrids have occasionally been found in the wild. An adult wild caught Shingleback/bluetongue hybrid was kept on display at the South Australian Museum in the information section for many years until it was stolen. Later the South Australian Museum obtained a second adult Shingleback/bluetongue hybrid which I think was also wild caught. I suspect one parent of each museum specimen was a Common Bluetongue Tiliqua scincoides scincoides or possibly a lowlands form of Blotched Bluetongue Tiliqua nigrolutea


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