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MAINLAND SHE-OAK SKINK
Cyclodomorphus michaeli

Found on the central coast of NSW and on the coastal NSW/Victoria border

This herpetological image is displayed at the  Reptiles of Australia website and may be covered by Copyright by the owner of the image
Photo above is of a Mainland She-oak Skink
Cyclodomorphus michaeli
from the Sydney region.

Distribution of the Tasmanian She-oak Skinks
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

COMMON NAME

SCIENTIFIC NAME

DISTRIBUTION

Tasmanian She-oak Skink

Cyclodomorphus casuarina

Tas

Mainland She-oak Skink

Cyclodomorphus michaeli (was casuarina)

NSW, Vic

Alpine She-oak Skink

Cyclodomorphus praealtus (was casuarina)

NSW, Vic

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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