(Shine and Koenig 2001; Koenig et al. 2002; Scheelings 2015)
The eastern blue-tongued skink is common and adapts well to urban areas—but faces several threats.
Populations are harmed by habitat loss, feral animals, and humans who don't want these lizards on their property. In northern Australia, many skinks also die when they try to eat poisonous, non-native cane toads.
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