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Eulamprus quoyii (golden water skink)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia (paraphyletic)
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Sauria
Infraorder: Scincomorpha
Family: Scincidae
Subfamily: Lygosominae
Genus: Eulamprus
Fitzinger, 1843

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Eulamprus, the water skinks, are a genus of skinks in the subfamily Lygosominae. The genus Eulamprus belongs to a clade in the Sphenomorphus group that contains other genera such as Ctenotus and Anomalopus. Even closer related to Eulamprus than these two genera, seems to be Gnypetoscincus queenslandiae (the prickly skink).[1]


Hinulia elegans, described by Gray in 1838, is an unidentified lygosomine that may be Eulamprus tenuis.[3]


  1. ^ Austin & Arnold (2006).
  2. ^ Eulamprus. The Reptile Database.
  3. ^ Shea & Michels (2008).

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).
  • Fitzinger, L. (1843). Systema Reptilium, Fasciculus Primus, Amblyglossae. Vienna: Braumüller & Seidel. 106 pp. + indices. (Eulamprus, new genus, p. 22). (in Latin).
  • Shea, G.M., & Michels, J.P. (2008). A replacement name for Sphenomorphus keiensis (Kopstein, 1926) from the southeastern Moluccas, Indonesia (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae) with a redescription of the species. Zoologische Mededelingen Leiden 82 (52): 737-747. PDF.