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








Genus
Ophioscincus

Australian Snake Skinks

Australische Schlangenskinke

Australske Slangeskinker

1873 Ophioscincus Peters (type species: Ophioscincus australis Peters 1873)
1876 Coloscincus Peters (type species: Coloscincus truncatus Peters 1876; syn. Hutchinson, Couper, Amey & Worthington-Wilmer 2021)
Contents: 3 species, all 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]).

Ophioscincus cooloolensis

Cooloola Snake Skink

Cooloola-Schlangenskink

Cooloola-slangeskink

1985 Ophioscincus cooloolensis Greer & Cogger
Saiphos cooloolensis Skinner, Hutchinson & Lee 2013

Distribution: Australia (Queensland [incl. Fraser Island]).


Ophioscincus ophioscincus

Orange-bellied Snake Skink, Yolk-bellied Snake Skink

Orangebauch-Schlangenskink

Orangebuget Slangeskink

1873 Ophioscincus australis Peters [not Tiliqua australis Gray 1828; not Lygosoma australis Gray 1839]
1887 Lygosoma ophioscincus Boulenger [substitute name for Ophioscincus australis Peters 1873]
Anomalopus ophioscincus Cogger 1975
Ophioscincus ophioscincus Greer & Cogger 1985
Saiphos ophioscincus Skinner, Hutchinson & Lee 2013

Distribution: Australia (Queensland).


Ophioscincus truncatus

Short-limbed Snake Skink

Kurzbein-Schlangenskink

Kortbenet Slangeskink

1876 Coloscincus truncatus Peters
Lygosoma truncatum Smith 1937
Saiphos truncatus Mittleman 1952
Anomalopus truncatus Cogger 1975
Ophioscincus truncatus Greer & Cogger 1985
1952 Lygosoma truncatum monswilsonensis Copland (Greer & Cogger 1985)

Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Queensland).