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Bobtail Lizard

Yoondarn mate for life and can live for over 30 years old. They can be lifelong visitors to home gardens.

Lizards Bushland Heathland

Noongar Name: Yoondarn

Scientific Name: Tiliqua rugosa

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Threats: Habitat loss and predation by cats and foxes

Will they visit?: Bobtail lizards are well known to venture into home gardens

Natural Distribution: Widespread and common throughout the South West and Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Fallen logs, thick leaf litter, large rocks, and rockeries

Diet: Fruit, foliage, flowers, invertebrates, snails, and small animals

Water: A shallow water dish or pond

ReWild Benefit: Seed dispersal and pest control

ReWild Benefits

Bobtiails disperse seeds and control pests while moving around the landscape. Moving seeds around our neighbourhoods helps maintain biodiversity as we work to drive a more effective ecosystem. If you see them in your garden, you can record your sighting on Atlas of Living Australia!

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