Anomalopus

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Anomalopus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Scincidae
Genus: Anomalopus
A.M.C. Duméril &
A.H.A. Duméril, 1851
Species

8, see text.

Anomalopus is the genus of worm-skinks, smallish smooth-scaled burrowing skinks (family Scincidae) from the eastern half of Australia. It belongs to a clade in the Sphenomorphus group which contains such genera as Ctenotus and the close relatives Eulamprus and Gnypetoscincus (Austin & Arnold 2006).

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References[edit]

  • Austin, J.J. & Arnold, E.N. (2006): Using ancient and recent DNA to explore relationships of extinct and endangered Leiolopisma skinks (Reptilia: Scincidae) in the Mascarene islands. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 39 (2): 503–511. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2005.12.011 (HTML abstract)

Further reading[edit]

  • Duméril AMC, Duméril AHA. 1851. Catalogue méthodique de la collection des reptiles du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris. Paris: Gide & Baudry/Roret. 224 pp. (Anomalopus, new genus, p. 185). (in French).

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