Alice Springs Reptile Centre

Named after the distinguishing feature of a ‘blue tongue’, the Centralian Blue Tongue Lizard (Tiliqua multifasciata) are the largest members of the skink family Scincidae. Australia has seven species of blue-tongued lizards.

The Centralian Blue Tongue, also known as the Central Blue-Tongue Skink is found throughout the semi-arid to arid red sand-plains, sand-dunes, stony hill spinifex regions, stretching from Western Australia, Northern Territory, far north South Australia and outback Central Queensland.


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  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Reptilia
  • Order: Squamata
  • Family: Scincidae
  • Genus: Tiliqua
  • Species: T. multifasciata
  • Binomial name: Tiliqua multifasciata