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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Scincomorpha
Superfamilia: Scincoidea

Familia: Scincidae
Subfamilia: Egerniinae
Genus: Cyclodomorphus
Species (9): C. branchialis – C. casuarinae – C. celatus – C. gerrardii – C. maximus – C. melanops – C. michaeli – C. praealtus – C. venustus

Cyclodomorphus Fitzinger, 1843: 23

Type species: Cyclodus casuarinae Duméril & Bibron, 1839, by original designation.

Hemisphaeriodon Peters, 1867: 24 [synonymised with Tiliqua by Mitchell (1950); synonymysed with Cyclodomorphus by Shea (1990: 510)]
Type species: Hinulia gerrardii Gray, 1845, by monotypy.

Primary references

Fitzinger, L. 1843. Systema Reptilium. Fasciculus primus. Amblyglossae. Braumüller et Seidel: Wien. vi + 106 pp. BHL Reference page.
Peters, W.C.H. 1867. Herpetologische Notizen. Monatsberichte der Königlichen Preussische Akademie des Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1867: 13–37. BHL


Uetz, P. & Hallermann, J. 2023. Cyclodomorphus . The Reptile Database. Accessed on 29 October 2019.
Cyclodomorphus – Taxon details on Interim Register of Marine and Non-marine Genera (IRMNG).

Vernacular names
English: Bluetongue Skinks

Cyclodomorphus is a genus of small to medium-sized skinks (family Scincidae).[1] It belongs to the Egernia group which also includes the blue-tongued skinks (Austin & Arnold 2006).
Image Scientific Name Common Name Distribution
Cyclodomorphus branchialis (Günther, 1867) common slender bluetongue, Gunther's skink Australia.
Cyclodomorphus casuarinae (Duméril & Bibron, 1839) she-oak slender bluetongue, she-oak skink Tasmania, Australia.
Cyclodomorphus celatus Shea & Miller, 1995 western slender blue-tongue Western Australia
Cyclodomorphus gerrardii (JE Gray, 1845) pink-tongued skink, pink-tongued lizard Australia
Cyclodomorphus maximus (Storr, 1976) giant slender bluetongue Western Australia.
Cyclodomorphus melanops (Stirling & Zietz, 1893) Samphire slender bluetongue Australia.
Cyclodomorphus michaeli Wells & Wellington, 1984 coastal she-oak slender bluetongue Australia (New South Wales south to eastern Victoria)
Cyclodomorphus praealtus Shea, 1995 alpine she-oak skink, alpine she-oak slender bluetongue Australia
Cyclodomorphus venustus Shea & Miller, 1995 slender bluetongue eastern Australia.
See also



"Cyclodomorphus ". The Reptile Database.

Austin, J.J. & Arnold, E.N. (2006): Using ancient and recent DNA to explore relationships of extinct and endangered Leiolopisma skinks (Reptilia: Scincidae) in the Mascarene islands. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 39(2): 503–511. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2005.12.011 (HTML abstract)

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