Shingleback
Blue Tongue Pink Mouth
Murray Mallee Region
Eastern Blue-tongue
Head, above, showing tongue
 
    
Eastern Blue-tongue (Tiliqua scincoides ssp scincoides)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Chordate (Chordata) - Reptile (Reptilia)
Order: Scaled Reptile (Squamata)
Family: Skink (Scincidae)
Species: Eastern Blue-tongue (Tiliqua scincoides ssp scincoides)
This Photo:     Head, profile
Other names: Common Blue-tongue or Eastern Bluetongue

Ref: "A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia", 2nd Ed. Wilson & Swan. Page 316.
EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
This poor chap has been injured, so there's some froth & blood on the side of it's mouth.
General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee & Adelaide Hills

Copyright © 2007- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 14-Oct-2007
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)