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Tiliqua scincoides

2 Eastern Blue-tongue at suppressed

Tiliqua scincoides at suppressed - 17 Oct 2020
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Identification history

Tiliqua scincoides 17 Oct 2020 WillO
Tiliqua scincoides 17 Oct 2020 maura

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Author's notes

Pair of Blue tongue lizards - either Blotched or eastern found in bottom of the backyard. Is the browner coloured one the male? Earlier observation noted it sitting on the other.

3 comments

Tapirlord wrote:
   17 Oct 2020
These are Eastern blue tongue lizards, Blotched blue tongues have more irregular patterning on there backs. :). They also look a little different morphologically, eastern blue tongues are a little slimmer typically.
maura wrote:
   17 Oct 2020
Thanks. I realised, after I posted the sighting and had another look at the photo that they are the Eastern!!! Sorry about that. Now, is it possible from this photo to say the lighter/browner coloured one is the male?
Tapirlord wrote:
   17 Oct 2020
As far as I know the only way to do it properly is to look at the seminal plugs or hemipenes (reproductive organs). Sometimes behaviour can be used, so I would suggest maybe the one on top is the male....... it’s by no way definitive though. :)

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 17 Oct 2020 04:32 AM Recorded on
  • maura Recorded by
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