About this object

Large, very robust lizard with large, broad, triangular head. It has large rough scales and short, blunt tail. It is yellowish-brown to black above, usually with 5-7 narrow and indistinct pale yellow or grey bands on the body and tail, head usually paler, underside cream to white with grey-brown markings. Length up to 42 cm.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
  • Scientific name
    Trachydosaurus rugosus Gray, 1825
  • Classification
  • Common name
    Shingleback Lizard
  • Collector
  • Date collected
  • Place collected
    Oceania: Australia
  • Measurements
  • Credit line
    Purchased from Cross, 1870
  • Red Book Data status
  • Other number(s)
    previous number: 19.4.1870.1
Object view = Natural Science
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