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








Genus
Tachygyia (extinct)

Tonga Ground Skink

Tonga-Riesenskink

Tonga-kæmpeskink

1843 Liosoma Fitzinger [not Liosoma Brandt 1834 (Echinodermata)] (type species: Eumeces microlepis Dumeril & Bibron 1839; syn. Greer 1974)
1952 Tachygyia Mittleman [substitute name for Liosoma Fitzinger 1843]
1974 Tachygia Greer [lapsus]
Contents: 1 extinct species, which was endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: Regarded as a synonym of Eugongylus by Böhme (1976).
Distribution: As for the single species.


Tachygyia microlepis

Tonga Ground Skink, Small-scaled Giant Skink

Tonga-Riesenskink

Tonga-kæmpeskink

1839 Eumeces microlepis Dumeril & Bibron
Riopa microlepis Smith 1937
Tachygyia microlepis Mittleman 1952
Eugongylus microlepis Böhme 1976

Remarks: Presumably extinct (Zug, Ineich, Pregill & Hamilton 2012).
Distribution: Tonga (Tongatapu).