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Tiliqua nigrolutea (QUOY & GAIMARD, 1824)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Egerniinae, Sauria (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBlotched Bluetongue, Southern Bluetongue, Blotched Blue-Tongued Lizard 
SynonymScincus nigroluteus QUOY & GAIMARD 1824: 176
Scincus erucotis GRAY 1838: 290 (nomen nudum)
Cyclodus nigroluteus — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 750
Tiliqua nigrolutea GRAY — SMITH 1937: 233
Tiliqua nigrolutea — COGGER 1983: 190
Tiliqua nigrolutea — COGGER 2000: 577
Tiliqua nigrolutea — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria) Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
TypesSyntypes: MNHP 7134 (adult), MNHP 3024 (adult), MNHP 3023 (juvenile), from Blue Mts., N. S. W. (MNHP catalogue cites New Holland). 
CommentSynonymy partly after COGGER 1983.

Reproduction: Viviparous.

Photo in Elaphe 19 (2): 79 [2011]. 
References
  • Baehr, M. 1976. Beiträge zur Verbreitung und Ökologie tasmanischer Reptilien. Stuttgarter Beitr. Naturk. (A) 292: 1-24 - get paper here
  • Broaddus, Jane 1994. Blue-tongued skinks: Tiliqua Reptile & Amphibian magazine (March/April): 32-39
  • Cogger,H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Duméril, A. M. C. and G. Bibron. 1839. Erpétologie Générale on Histoire Naturelle Complète des Reptiles. Vol.5. Roret/Fain et Thunot, Paris, 871 pp. - get paper here
  • Escoriza Boj, D. 2005. Australia. Reptiles and Amphibians, Part 1: Rainforest. Reptilia (GB) (40): 70-75 - get paper here
  • Gray, J. E. 1838. Catalogue of the slender-tongued saurians, with descriptions of many new genera and species. Part 2. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (1) 1: 287-293 - get paper here
  • Hancock, Linda Joanne; Thompson, Michael B 1997. Distributional limits of eastern blue-tongue lizards Tiliqua scincoides, blotched blue-tongue lizards T. nigrolutea and shingleback lizards T. rugosa (Gray) in New South Wales. AUSTRALIAN ZOOLOGIST 30 (3): 340-345
  • Mitchell, F. J. 1950. The scincid genera Egernia and Tiliqua (Lacertilia). Rec. South Austral. Mus. 9: 275-308 - get paper here
  • Quoy, J.R., and J.P. Gaimard. 1824. Zoologie. In: M.L. de Freycinet: Voyage Autour du Monde, Entrepris par le ministére et conformément aux instructions de s. exc. M. le Vicomte du Bouchage, Secrétaire d'etat au Department de la Marine, Exécuté sur les corvettes de S.M. l'Uranie et la Paris. iv + 712 pp.
  • Smith,M.A. 1937. A review of the genus Lygosoma (Scincidae: Reptilia) and its allies. Records of the Indian Museum 39 (3): 213-234
  • Stettler, P. H. 1953. Tiliqua nigrolutea Gray. Lacerta 11: 63-66 - get paper here
  • Taylor, R. J.;Dudley, A.;Gale, P. G. 1993. Reptiles and amphibians in sclerophyll forest surrounding Old Chum Dam in north-eastern Tasmania Herpetofauna (Sydney) 23 (1): 26-31
  • Wilson,S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
 
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