THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
Covering Snakes and Lizards, Crocodiles and Turtles, including Colubrid snakes, Pythons, Elapids (called Cobras or Coral Snakes in some countries), Sea Snakes, File Snakes, Blind (or Worm) Snakes, Sea Turtles, Freshwater Turtles (or Tortoises) Dragon Lizards (Agamas), Gecko's, Legless Lizards Monitor Lizards (often called Goanna's in Australia), Skinks and Crocodilia

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MAP  Tiliqua scincoides intermedia Reptiles of Australia
The Common or Eastern Bluetongue T.s.scincoides is found in the Eastern and Southern parts of the range. The Northern Bluetongue Tiliqua scincoides intermedia is found in Northern and Western parts of the range.


EASTERN (Common) BLUETONGUE SKINK
Tiliqua scincoides scincoides

EASTERN (Common) BLUETONGUE SKINK Tiliqua scincoides scincoides  

Tiliqua scincoides scincoides

Tiliqua scincoides scincoides

Pictures above are of the Common or Eastern Bluetongue - Tiliqua scincoides scincoides. The general pattern does not vary greatly in this subspecies, unlike the Northern Bluetongue Tiliqua scincoides intermedia which has extreme geographic variation. Note thethat eye stripe may be indistinct or missing in some individuals of Tiliqua scincoides scincoides.

NORTHEN BLUETONGUE SKINK
Tiliqua scincoides intermedia

NORTHEN BLUETONGUE SKINK Tiliqua scincoides intermedia
This Northern Bluetongue was given to John Fowler as a baby by Bob Irwin, (Father of Steve Irwin). It came from the Gulf of Carpenteria. Some Bluetongues from the North west of the range may look very different to this. Northern Bluetongues grow larger than Common Bluetongues

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February 21, 2013