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Saproscincus mustelinus,
found climbing in a small shrub.
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Scincidae
Subfamily: Eugongylinae
Genus: Saproscincus
Wells & Wellington, 1983

Saproscincus is a genus of skinks native to Australia, sometimes referred to as shadeskinks. It contains the following species:[1][2]

Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Saproscincus.


  1. ^ "Saproscincus". The Reptile Database. Retrieved October 29, 2013.
  2. ^ Hoskin, Conrad J. (2013). "A new skink (Scincidae: Saproscincus) from rocky rainforest habitat on Cape Melville, north-east Australia" (PDF). Zootaxa. 3722 (3): 385–395. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3722.3.7. PMID 26171534.

Further reading[edit]

  • Wells, Richard W.; Wellington, C. Ross. (1983). "A Synopsis of the Class Reptilia in Australia". Australian Journ. Herp. 1 (3-4): 73–129. (Saproscincus, new genus, p. 102).

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