Two instances in South Australia of sleepy lizards, Tiliqua rugosa (Gray 1825), feeding on plant species not previously recorded as part of this lizard’s diet.

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Abstract

The Sleepy Lizard (Tiliqua rugosa) is a large omnivorous skink that is endemic to southern Australia (Cogger 2014). These lizards usually feed on the leaves, flowers, and/or fruit of a variety of plants and will also opportunistically feed on invertebrates, small vertebrates, and carrion (Yeatman 1988; Henle 1990; Dubas and Bull 1991). Herein we describe two instances of adult Sleepy Lizards feeding on plants not previously as part of their diet...
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-55
Number of pages2
JournalIRCF Reptiles & Amphibians
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019

Keywords

  • Sleepy lizard
  • Tiliqua rugosa
  • Diet

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