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Pink-tongued/slender blue-tongued skinks
Cyclodomorphus - Fitzinger, 1843

Pronunciation: sy-klo-doh-MORF-uss
Etymology: 'Cyclodus-form', after another genus of skink.

Taxonomic notes:

The pink-tongued skink (Cyclodomorphus gerrardii) has previously been placed in the monotypic genus Hemisphaeriodon and the blue-tongue skink genus Tiliqua.

Statistics: Reproductive modes:
Live-bearing - 9 out of 9 Australian species

Size range:
Smallest Australian species: gilled slender blue-tongue (Cyclodomorphus branchialis) at 8.8 cm
 Longest Australian species: giant slender blue-tongue (Cyclodomorphus maximus) at 23.1 cm
Number of Australian species: 9

gilled slender blue-tongue (Cyclodomorphus branchialis)
Mount Magnet, Western Australia
Photo © Brad Maryan
gilled slender blue-tongue (Cyclodomorphus branchialis) distribution range map Cyclodomorphus branchialis
Gilled slender blue-tongue
Year described
(Günther 1867)

Tasmanian she-oak skink (Cyclodomorphus casuarinae)
Hobart, Tasmania
Photo © Rob Valentic
Tasmanian she-oak skink (Cyclodomorphus casuarinae) distribution range map Cyclodomorphus casuarinae
Tasmanian she-oak skink
Year described
(Duméril & Bibron 1839)

western slender blue-tongue (Cyclodomorphus celatus)
Perth, Western Australia
Photo © Ray Lloyd
western slender blue-tongue (Cyclodomorphus celatus) distribution range map Cyclodomorphus celatus
Western slender blue-tongue
Year described
Shea & Miller 1995

pink-tongued skink (Cyclodomorphus gerrardii)
Mt Glorious, Queensland
Photo © Stewart Macdonald
pink-tongued skink (Cyclodomorphus gerrardii) distribution range map Cyclodomorphus gerrardii
Pink-tongued skink
Year described
(J.E. Gray 1845)

giant slender blue-tongue (Cyclodomorphus maximus)
North Kimberley, Western Australia
Photo © Brendan Schembri
giant slender blue-tongue (Cyclodomorphus maximus) distribution range map Cyclodomorphus maximus
Giant slender blue-tongue
Year described
(Storr 1976)

spinifex slender blue-tongue (Cyclodomorphus melanops)
Collier Range, Western Australia
Photo © Ray Lloyd
spinifex slender blue-tongue (Cyclodomorphus melanops) distribution range map Cyclodomorphus melanops
Spinifex slender blue-tongue
Year described
(Stirling & Zietz 1893)

mainland she-oak skink (Cyclodomorphus michaeli)
Wollongong, New South Wales
Photo © David Fischer
mainland she-oak skink (Cyclodomorphus michaeli) distribution range map Cyclodomorphus michaeli
Mainland she-oak skink
Year described
Wells & Wellington 1984

alpine she-oak skink (Cyclodomorphus praealtus)
Falls Creek, Victoria
Photo © Jordan de Jong
alpine she-oak skink (Cyclodomorphus praealtus) distribution range map Cyclodomorphus praealtus
Alpine she-oak skink
Year described
Shea 1995

saltbush slender blue-tongue (Cyclodomorphus venustus)
Morney Plain, Queensland
Photo © Stewart Macdonald
saltbush slender blue-tongue (Cyclodomorphus venustus) distribution range map Cyclodomorphus venustus
Saltbush slender blue-tongue
Year described
Shea & Miller 1995

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