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Carlia ailanpalai
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Scincidae
Genus: Carlia
Gray, 1845[1]

Carlia is a genus of skinks, commonly known as four-fingered skinks, in the subfamily Lygosominae. Carlia belongs to a clade with the genera Niveoscincus, Lampropholis, and possibly others of the Eugongylus group.[2]


The genus Carlia contains the following species (n.b., a binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Carlia):[3]


  1. ^ "Carlia ". ITIS (Integrated Taxonomic Information System).
  2. ^ Austin JJ, Arnold EN (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. PMID 16473026. 
  3. ^ Carlia. Reptile Database.

Further reading[edit]

  • Gray JE (1845). Catalogue of the Specimens of Lizards in the Collection of the British Museum. London: Trustees of the British Museum. (Edward Newman, printer). xxviii + 289 pp. (Carlia, new genus, p. 271).