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eastern blue-tongued lizard, Tiliqua scincoides

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The eastern blue-tongued lizard, Tiliqua scincoides (family Scincidae), has a pale brown head with alternating streaks or blotches of dark brown and cream on its back.

Its English name comes from its distinctive blue tongue. When disturbed it gapes its mouth open, sticks out its blue tongue and puffs up its body, hissing loudly. This is an effective defense mechanism, deterring many intruders.

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