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Citation: Midtgaard, Rune. RepFocus - A Survey of the Reptiles of the World. (www.repfocus.dk).
Latest update: December 31st, 2022.

Taxonomy of the family Scincidae
Bibliography of the genus Coeranoscincus
Biodiversity of the family Scincidae


Snake-toothed Skinks



1984 Coeranoscincus Wells & Wellington (type species: Ophioscincus frontalis De Vis 1888)
Contents: 2 species, both of which are endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of Saiphos (e.g., Skinner, Hutchinson & Lee 2013). Revalidated as a separate genus by Hutchinson, Couper, Amey & Worthington-Wilmer (2021).
Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Queensland [incl. Fraser Island]).

Coeranoscincus frontalis

Limbless Snake-toothed Skink, Burrowing Skink

Gliedloser Schlangenzahnskink

Lemmeløs Slangetandsskink

1888 Ophioscincus frontalis De Vis
Lygosoma frontalis Loveridge 1934
Anomalopus frontalis Cogger 1975
Coeranoscincus frontalis Wells & Wellington 1984
Saiphos frontalis Skinner, Hutchinson & Lee 2013

Distribution: Australia (Queensland).

Coeranoscincus reticulatus

Three-toed Snake-toothed Skink

Dreizehiger Schlangenzahnskink

Tretået Slangetandsskink

1873 Chelomeles reticulatus Günther
Lygosoma reticulatum Boulenger 1887
Saiphos reticulatus Mittleman 1952
Anomalopus reticulatus Cogger 1975
Coeranoscincus reticulatus Greer & Cogger 1985

Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Queensland [incl. Fraser Island]).