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


Slit-eared Skinks



1843 Gongylomorphus Fitzinger (type species: Gongylus bojerii Dumeril & Bibron 1839 = Scincus bojerii Desjardin 1831)
1845 Thyrus Gray (type species: Scincus bojerii Desjardin 1831; syn. Greer 1970)
Contents: 2 living species, both of which are endemic. In addition to this, 1 species (borbonicus), which was also endemic, is considered extinct.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Distribution: Mauritius (Coin de Mire, Round Island).

Gongylomorphus bojerii

Satellite Islands Slit-eared Skink, (Bojer's Skink)

Eigentlicher Schlitzohrenskink

Egentlig Spalteøreskink

1831 Scincus bojerii Desjardin
Gongylus bojerii Duméril & Bibron 1839
Gongylomorphus bojeri Fitzinger 1843
Thyrus bogerii [sic] Gray 1845
Scelotes bojeri Boulenger 1887

Extinct in: Mauritius (Ile aux Fouquets).
Distribution: Mauritius (Coin de Mire, Round Island).

Gongylomorphus borbonicus

Reunion Slit-eared Skink



1969 Gongylomorphus bojerii borbonica Vinson & Vinson
Gongylomorphus borbonicus Austin, Arnold & Jones 2009

Remarks: Considered extinct (e.g., Austin, Arnold & Jones 2009; Tirvengadum & Bour 1985), although no IUCN Red List assessment has been made.
Distribution: Reunion.

Gongylomorphus fontenayi

Mauritius Slit-eared Skink

Mauritanischer Schlitzohrenskink

Mauritiansk Spalteøreskink

1973 Gongylomorphus bojerii fontenayi Vinson
Gongylomorphus fontenayi Austin, Arnold & Jones 2009

Distribution: Mauritius.