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








Genus
Saiphos

Yellow-bellied Three-toed Skink

Dreizehiger Gelbbauch-Skink

Gulbuget Tretåskink

1831 Saiphos Gray (type species: Seps equalis Gray 1825)
1834 Peromeles Wiegmann [substitute name for Saiphos Gray 1831] (Mittleman 1952)
Contents: 1 species, which is endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: Now regarded as a monotypic genus (Hutchinson, Couper, Amey & Worthington Wilmer 2021). Previously included the genera Coeranoscincus, Coggeria, and Ophioscincus (e.g., Skinner, Hutchinson & Lee 2013).
Distribution: As for the single species.

Saiphos equalis

Yellow-bellied Three-toed Skink

Dreizehiger Gelbbauch-Skink

Gulbuget Tretåskink

1825 Seps equalis Gray
Lygosoma aequale Boulenger 1887
Saiphos equalis Mittleman 1952
1831 Anguis lacertina Gray (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)
1985 Saiphos samueli Wells & Wellington (Shea & Sadlier 1999)

Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Queensland).


Saiphos equalis
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