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


New Caledonian Smooth Skinks

Neukaledonische Seidenskinke

Nycaledoniske Silkeskinker

1873 Lioscincus Bocage (type species: Lioscincus steindachneri Bocage 1873)
Contents: 2 species, both of which are endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: Formerly included in Leiolopisma (e.g., Greer 1974; Sadlier 1987), Lampropholis (e.g., Mittleman 1952), and before that in Lygosoma (e.g., Smith 1937). Previously included the species now assigned to Caesoris, Epibator, and Phasmasaurus.
Distribution: New Caledonia (Grande Terre).

Lioscincus steindachneri

New Caledonian White-lipped Forest Skink


Hvidlæbet Silkeskink

1873 Lioscincus steindachneri Bocage
Lygosoma steindachneri Smith 1937
Lampropholis steindachneri Mittleman 1952
Leiolopisma steindachneri Greer 1974
Lioscincus steindachneri Bauer & Sadlier 1993

Distribution: New Caledonia (Grande Terre).

Lioscincus vivae

Kopéto Smooth Skink



2004 Lioscincus vivae Sadlier, Bauer, Whitaker & Smith

Distribution: New Caledonia (Grande Terre).