(also shingleback lizard)
A slow-moving, heavily built lizard with scales resembling those of pine cones, occurring in arid regions of Australia.
- Trachydosaurus rugosus, family Scincidae.
- Bobtails are often known by other names such as shinglebacks, stumpy tails, pinecone lizard and boggi.
- On the way in I saw two shingleback lizards crossing the road; one behind the other.
- Changes in the haematology of shingleback lizards are discussed along with the probable cause for hyperbiliverdinemia.
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