Distribution: Australia (South Australia; Tasmania [fide SMITH 1937])
Type locality: “Buchsfelde bei Adelaide in Südaustralien” [= Loos, near gawler, South Australia].
Habitat and Ecology
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
- Needs updating
- 1994Endangered(Groombridge 1994)
- 1990Indeterminate(IUCN 1990)
- 1988Indeterminate(IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1988)
Adelaide pigmy blue-tongue skink
The Adelaide pygmy blue-tongue skink or pygmy bluetongue (Tiliqua adelaidensis) is a species of skink in the Scincidae family. Found only in Australia, it was for a time believed to be extinct. A small population is found outside Adelaide, but it is extremely vulnerable, given its small population and limited living area.
- Australasian Reptile & Amphibian Specialist Group 1996. Tiliqua adelaidensis. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 20 July 2007.
- "Pygmy Bluetongue Lizard, Tiliqua adelaidensis". Government of South Australia-Department for Environment and Heritage. Archived from the original on 24 July 2008. Retrieved 15 March 2014.
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