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MAINLAND SHE-OAK SKINK
Found on the central coast of NSW and on the coastal NSW/Victoria border
above is of a Mainland She-oak Skink
from the Sydney region.
Distribution of the Mainland She-oak Skink Cyclodomorphus casuarinae
is shown in GREEN
THERE ARE 3 SPECIES OF SHE-OAK SKINK THAT ARE LISTED BELOW
Mainland She-oak Skink
Cyclodomorphus michaeli (was casuarina)
Cyclodomorphus praealtus (was casuarina)
All 3 of the above species are very similar and were all called Cyclodomorphus casuarinae
She-oak skinks are particularly fond of slugs and snails. They are often mistaken for snakes as they often move with their legs folded along the side of their body and will rear up like a snake flickering their tongue (which is broader than a snakes tongue)
She-oak skinks vary considerably in pattern, and may have banding on the neck, and/or dark head markings
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Updated August 2, 2022