Tiliqua scincoides — Common Blue-tongued Skink
Subspecies I've seen:
T. s. scincoides
Eastern Blue-tongued Skink
Tiliqua scincoides scincoides — Eastern Blue-tongued Skink
David Fischer and I found this venerable lizard beneath a piece of corrugated tin. It had an old healed wound on one of its legs that David recognized from a previous encounter, years earlier, when it was already an adult.
I just love driving down little-used roads on beautiful days and finding big ol' lizards hanging out there.
- Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles & Amphibians of Australia, Seventh Edition
- Wilson, S. and Swan, G. 2017. A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia, Fifth Edition