THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
Covering Snakes and Lizards, Crocodiles and Turtles, including Colubrid snakes, Pythons, Elapids (called Cobras or Coral Snakes in some countries), Sea Snakes, File Snakes, Blind (or Worm) Snakes, Sea Turtles, Freshwater Turtles (or Tortoises) Dragon Lizards (Agamas), Gecko's, Legless Lizards, Monitor Lizards (often called Goanna's in Australia), Skinks and Crocodilia.

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SHE-OAK SKINKS

Mainland She-oak Skink
Cyclodomorphus michaeli

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

Alpine She-oak Skink
Cyclodomorphus praealtus

Found in the border area between NSW and Victoria away from the coast in Alpine areas

Tasmanian She-oak Skink
Cyclodomorphus casuarinae

Found only in Tasmania

All 3 of the above species are very similar and were all called Cyclodomorphus casuarinae



Photo above is of a Mainland She-oak Skink
Cyclodomorphus michaeli


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)

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Updated February 20, 2017