AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
This site covers 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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Mainland She-oak Skink
Found on the central coast of NSW and on the coastal NSW/Victoria border
Alpine She-oak Skink
Found in the border area between NSW and Victoria away from the coast in Alpine areas
Tasmanian She-oak Skink
Found only in Tasmania
All 3 of the above species are very similar and were all called Cyclodomorphus casuarinae
above is of a Mainland She-oak Skink
Cyclodomorphus michaeli from the Sydney region.
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
Updated August 7, 2018