WESTERN BLUETONGUE Tiliqua occipitalis (Peters, 1863)
The Western Bluetongue measures about 50 cm. It is found throughout drier parts of southern Australia, from the West Australian coast to inland New South Wales and Victoria, as well as in southern parts of the Northern Territory.
Although found in a variety of habitats this lizard is most common in mallee and spinifex Triodia habitats. In some southern areas it is sympatric with the usually more common Eastern Bluetongue Tiliqua scincoides, while in some centralian spinifex habitats this lizard occurs together with the Centralian Bluetongue Tiliqua multifasciata.
The diet consists mainly of berries, arthropods and spiders.
Records show that five to ten live young are produced.
The above was from the book Australian Reptiles and Frogs by Raymond Hoser and now available on a fantastic CD-Rom along with a vast amount of other information, papers and the like on reptiles, frogs and other wildlife.