Kei Island Blue Tongue Skink


The kei island blue tongue skink Tiliqua gigas keyensis is endemic to the Kei islands, part of Indonesia. ; A colorful ocellated lizard. A colorful ocellated …

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It is a close relative of the Eastern blue-tongued lizard. They are endemic to the island of New Guinea and other various surrounding islands. They are found typically in the rainforest, and in captivity, require high humidity. As opposed to Tiliqua scincoides, they are fairly lean. They’re also accompanied by long tails (60–90% of their snout-vent length).

Description Kei Island Blue Tongue Skink

Tiliqua gigas has an elongated body and very small limbs, which is typical of most skinks of the genus. They typically get up to 18-24 inches (46-61 centimeters) in length and weigh up to 1 kilogram. They are known for their thinner, elongated tails, and avoiding participation in seasonal brumation as they regulate their breeding cycle on a wet and dry season.


Kei Island Blue Tongue Skink

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