Blue-tongued Skink

Blue-tongued Skink

Blue-tongued Skink
Tiliqua gigas


CLASS
Reptilia
ORDER
Squamata
FAMILY
Scincidae

Range

Southern New Guinea through the Indonesian Islands to Sumatra


Habitat

Forests, grasslands, rain forests, and deserts


Diet

Insects, worms, snails, flowers, fruits, and berries

Weight

10 - 18 oz.

Length

Up to 2 ft.

Young

Up to 25

IUCN Status

Not Listed

Facts

  • When threatened, it puffs up its body, hisses, and sticks out its blue tongue.
  • They are ground-dwelling.
  • Females are ovoviviparous, which means that the young develop in membranes inside the mother and are born live.
  • Newborns are about 4 inches long and weigh about 0.5 ounce

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