The Shingle-back is a slow moving stocky lizard with short logs, short stumpy tail and blue tongue.
Bobtail, Stumpy-tail, Pinecone Lizard
about 30cm long.
coastal heaths, dry sclerophyll forests, mallee scrub and Spinifex-dominated sandy deserts.
insects, snails, fruit, flowers and berries.
Shingle-back lizards seek out the same partner year after year. The female can have 1 - 4 live young, with average of 2.
southern half of Australia, except for eastern and south-eastern coastal areas.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
Relatives in same Genus
Centralian Blue-tongue Lizard (T. multifasciata)
Blotched Blue-tongue Lizard (T. nigrolutea)
Western Blue-tongue Lizard (T. occipitalis)
Common Blue Tongue (T. scincoides)
Northern Blue-tongue (T. scincoides intermedia)