Acritoscincus

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Acritoscincus is a genus of Australian skinks (family Scincidae). It belongs to the Eugongylus group; the genus Oligosoma appears to be a fairly close relative.[2] An alternative name is Bassiana.

Acritoscincus
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Eastern three-lined skink (Acritoscincus duperreyi)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Scincidae
Subfamily: Eugongylinae
Genus: Acritoscincus
Wells & Wellington, 1985[1]
Type species
Lygosoma duperreyi Gray, 1838
Species

3, see text

Species[3][4]Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Acritoscincus Wells, R.W. & Wellington, C.R. 1985. A classification of the Amphibia and Reptilia of Australia. Australian Journal of Herpetology Supplementary Series 1: 1-61 [22] [replacement name]
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Acritoscincus, Reptile Database
  4. ^ Wilson S, Swan G. A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia. Second edition. Sydney:New Holland Publ., 2003