Eastern three-lined skink

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Eastern three-lined skink
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Scincidae
Genus: Bassiana
Species: B. duperreyi
Binomial name
Bassiana duperreyi
(Gray, 1838)
Synonyms
  • Acritoscincus duperreyi
  • Leiolopisma trilineata

The eastern three-lined skink (Bassiana duperreyi ), also known as the bold-striped cool-skink, is a species of skink in the Scincidae family. It is found in south-eastern Australia (New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria),[1] and several islands. It is strongly striped, oviparous, and usually found in coastal heaths and warm, sunny areas.[2][3]

Etymology[edit]

The specific name, duperreyi, is in honor of French naval officer Louis Isidore Duperrey.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bassiana duperreyi, Reptile database
  2. ^ Wildlife of Tasmania – Eastern Three-lined Skink
  3. ^ Cogger, H.G. (1979). Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia. Reed: Sydney. ISBN 0-589-50108-9
  4. ^ Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M. 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Bassiana duperreyi, p.78).