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Cyclodomorphus maximus (STORR, 1976)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Egerniinae (Tiliquini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Giant Slender Bluetongue 
SynonymOmolepida maxima STORR 1976: 169
Tiliqua maxima — COGGER 1983: 190
Cyclodomorphus maximus — SHEA & MILLER 1995
Cyclodomorphus maxima — COGGER 2000: 453
Cyclodomorphus maximus — WILSON & SWAN 2010: 230
Cyclodomorphus maximus — COGGER 2014: 534 
DistributionAustralia (Western Australia)

Type locality: Kalumburu, 14'18’ S, 126° 38’ E, W. A.  
TypesHolotype: WAM R27760 
CommentSynonymy partly after COGGER 1983. 
EtymologyFrom the Latin maximus (largest), referring to the size of the species (the largest member of the genus at the time of description). (G. Shea, pers. comm., 9 Feb 2024) 
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp. - get paper here
  • Cogger, H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Couper, P., Covacevich, J., Amey, A. & Baker, A. 2006. The genera of skinks (Family Scincidae) of Australia and its island territories: diversity, distribution and identification. in: Merrick, J.R., Archer, M., Hickey, G.M. & Lee, M.S.Y. (eds.). Evolution and Zoogeography of Australasian Vertebrates. Australian Scientific Publishing, Sydney, pp. 367-384
  • Shea G M. & Miller B. 1995. A taxonomic revision of the Cyclodomorphus branchialis species group (Squamata: Scincidae). Rec. Austral. Mus. 47 (3): 265-325. - get paper here
  • Storr, G. M. 1976. The genus Omolepida (Lacertilia, Scincidae) in Western Australia. Rec. West. Aust. Mus. 4: 163-170 - get paper here
  • Storr, G. M., Smith, L. A. & Johnstone, R. E. 1981. Lizards of Western Australia. I. Skinks. Perth: University of Western Australia Press and Western Australian Museum, 200 pp.
  • Storr, G. M.; L. A. Smith, and R. E. Johnstone 1999. Lizards of Western Australia. I. Skinks. Revised Edition. Western Australian Museum
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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