Tiliqua rugosa Gray, 1825, type locality not specified. There are four subspecies.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
English: Shingleback, sleepy lizard, boggi.
This large lizard is recognized easily by its short, blunt tail and shingle-like scales. The color varies, ranging from white to dark gray to reddish.
The species occurs in southern Australia, central New South Wales, and southern Queensland.
They often bask on roads, where many are killed by passing vehicles.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Bobtails are omnivorous.
These lizards form long-term pair bonds. Females give birth to two very large young (rarely, one or three young).
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS Bobtails may be kept as pets. ♦
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