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Kishinoue's giant skink (Plestiodon kishinouyei) is a species of skink in the Scincidae family found only in Japan.

Kishinoue's giant skink
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Scincidae
Genus: Plestiodon
P. kishinouyei
Binomial name
Plestiodon kishinouyei
Stejneger, 1901

Eumeces kishinouyei

The species name is a tribute to Japanese fisheries biologist Kamakichi Kishinouye (岸上 鎌吉, 1867-1929).


  1. ^ Kidera, N. & Ota, H. 2017. Plestiodon kishinouyei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T8217A96877356. Downloaded on 03 January 2019.