A shingleback lizard (Tiliqua rugosa) basking in the sun and nicely camouflaged.
It is a short tailed and slow moving species of blue-tongued skink found in Australia. The shingleback has a heavily armoured body and can be found in various colours, ranging from dark brown to cream.
The shingleback is also known as bobtail, Stump-tailed skink, Bogeyes, the Pinecone or Australian sleepy lizard.
This lizard crossed my path while on a bushwalk in the Flinders Ranges NP, South Australia.
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