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Chalcides ocellatus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Scincidae
Genus: Chalcides
Laurenti, 1768

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Chalcides is a genus of skinks (family Scincidae).

It is usually placed in the subfamily Scincinae (= Scincidae sensu Hedges 2014), a monophyletic clade of primarily African skinks.


The following species are recognized as being valid.[1]

Nota bene: In the above list, a binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Chalcides.

Further reading[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)
  • Hedges, S. Blair. 2014. The high-level classification of skinks (Reptilia, Squamata, Scincomorpha), [1]


  1. ^ "Chalcides ". The Reptile Database.