Pseudemoia baudini

Pseudemoia baudini, also known commonly as Baudin's skink, Baudin's window-eyed skink, and the Bight Coast skink, is a species of lizard in the family Scincidae. The species is endemic to Australia.

Pseudemoia baudini
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Scincidae
Genus: Pseudemoia
P. baudini
Binomial name
Pseudemoia baudini
(Greer, 1982)
Pseudemoia baudini distribution.png
  • Leiolopisma baudini
    Greer, 1982
  • Claireascincus baudini
    Wells & Wellington, 1985
  • Pseudemoia baudini
    Hutchinson et al., 1990


The specific name, baudini, is in honor of French explorer Nicolas Baudin.[3]

Geographic rangeEdit

P. baudini is found in the Australian states of South Australia and Western Australia.[2]


The preferred natural habitat of P. baudini is shrubland.[1]


P. baudini has paired frontoparietal scales.[2]


P. baudini is viviparous.[2]


  1. ^ a b Shea G, Cogger H (2017). "Pseudemoia baudini ". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T178365A101745926. Downloaded on 28 March 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d Pseudemoia baudini at the Reptile Database. Accessed 22 September 2019.
  3. ^ Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Pseudemoia baudini, p. 19).

Further readingEdit

  • Cogger HG (2014). Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, Seventh Edition. Clayton, Victoria, Australia: CSIRO Publishing. xxx + 1,033 pp. ISBN 978-0643100350.
  • Greer AE (1982). "A new species of Leiolopisma (Lacertilia: Scincidae) from Western Australia, with notes on the biology and relationships of other Australian species". Records of the Australian Museum 34 (12): 549–573. (Leiolopisma baudini, new species, pp. 550–557, Figures 1–3).
  • Hutchinson MN, Donnellan SC (1992). "Taxonomy and genetic variation in the Australian lizards of the genus Pseudemoia (Scincidae: Lygosominae)". Journal of Natural History 26 (1): 215–264.
  • Storr GM, Smith LA, Johnstone RE (1999). Lizards of Western Australia. I. Skinks. Revised Edition. Perth: Western Australian Museum. xvi + 291 pp., 36 color plates. ISBN 978-0730726562.
  • Wilson S, Swan G (2013). A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia, Fourth Edition. Sydney: New Holland Publishers. 522 pp. ISBN 978-1921517280.