Shingleback skinks are heavy-bodied lizards with short little legs. They are related to the blue-tongued skink, having a blue fleshy tongue as well. They scales are raised and rough, providing heavy armor protection. They range in color form life browns and creams, to dark blacks and blues. They have a fat stumpy tail that is used to store fat for winter hibernation. They cannot shed their tail as a form of protection like some other skinks. On exhibit in Learning Center.