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Cyclodomorphus michaeli WELLS & WELLINGTON, 1984

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Egerniinae (Tiliquini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Coastal She-Oak Slender Bluetongue 
SynonymCyclodomorphus michaeli WELLS & WELLINGTON 1984
Cyclodomorphus michaeli — SHEA 1995
Cyclodomorphus michaeli — SHEA & SADLIER 1999
Cyclodomorphus michaeli — COGGER 2000: 754
Cyclodomorphus michaeli — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (lower altitudes in mainland Australia: New England region of New South Wales south to eastern Victoria)

Type locality: Mt Victoria, NSW  
TypesHolotype: AMS (AM) R111948 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A moderately large Cyclodomorphus (maximum SVL 174 mm), differing from all other species in the combination of prefrontal usually contacting postnarial groove absent, postmental usually contacting two infralabials on each side, subcaudal scales 91-108, midbody scales 20-24 (usually 22), supraciliaries modally six and dorsal colour pattern in adults, when present, usually restricted to narrow dark edges to scales. (Shea 1995). 
EtymologyNamed for Michael Warwick Wells of Sydney, N.S.W. 
  • 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. 1995. A taxonomic revision of the Cyclodomorphus casuarinae complex (Squamata: Scincidae). Rec. Austral. Mus. 47 (1): 83-115. - get paper here
  • Shea, Glenn M; Sadlier, Ross A 1999. A catalogue of the non-fossil amphibian and reptile type specimens in the collection of the Australian Museum: types currently, previously and purportedly present. TECHNICAL REPORTS OF THE AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM 15, 1999: 1-91 - get paper here
  • Swan, G.; Sadlier, R.; Shea, G. 2017. A field guide to reptiles of New South Wales. Reed New Holland, 328 pp.
  • Wells R W; Wellington C R 1984. A synopsis of the class Reptilia in Australia. Australian Journal of Herpetology 1 (3-4): 73-129 [31 Dec 1983 on cover]
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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