Blue-tongued skinks are the genus Tiliqua, which contains some of the largest members of the skink family (Scincidae). They are called commonly blue-tongued lizards in Australia, where true lizards (Lacertidae do not naturally occur. As suggested by these common names, its distinguishing characteristic is a blue tongue.
Did you know that the tongues of blue tongue skinks aren't venomous or even poisonous?
September 11, 2007