A proud looking tiliqua scincoides (eastern blue tongue skink) sitting on the decking looking into the lens.
The eastern blue tongue lizard is one of the most familiar reptiles in Australia. Large specimens may reach 60cm in total length. The legs are small and can often be overlooked, a situation which sometimes means the harmless bluetongue, with its large triangular head, is mistaken for a dangerous snake and inadvertently killed. The body is primarily grey or pale brown with around a dozen darker bands around the body and tail. The belly is cream or yellowish-white.
The Shingleback Skink (Tiliqua rugosa) is one of the commonly seen large lizard species in western NSW and Queensland. They are commonly encountered in warm weather slowly crossing roads. They are known by many names including bog-eye, pinecone lizard and bobtail.
© ©Henry Cook 2015
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Pagona, bearded dragon
Pogona is a genus of reptiles containing eight lizard species, which are often known by the common name bearded dragons. The term 'bearded dragon' is most commonly used to describe the central bearded dragon.
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