The shingle back skink has an average life span of about 10 to 15 years, although there is a living and healthy specimen which resides as a captive in England (his name is Stumpy), that is an amazing 35 years old! However, that is extremely rare and would be even more rare in the wild (Walls, 1996).
Status: captivity: 14.5 years.
- Walls, J. 1996. Blue-Tongued Skinks. NJ: T.F.H. Publications,Inc..