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Lamprolepis cf. smaragdina.jpg
Lamprolepis smaragdina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Scincidae
Subfamily: Lygosominae
Genus: Lamprolepis
Fitzinger, 1843

Lamprolepis, the emerald skinks, are a genus of skinks in the subfamily Lygosominae.[1]

Geographic range[edit]

Species of the genus Lamprolepis are found in Indonesia and Malaysia, and on islands in the western Pacific.[2]


Four species are recognized as being valid.[2]

Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Lamprolepis.


  1. ^ Wrobel, Murray (2004). Elsevier's Dictionary of Reptiles: in Latin, English, German, French and Italian. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier. 758 pp. (Lamprolepis, p. 265). ISBN 978-0-444-51499-8. 
  2. ^ a b "Lamprolepis ". The Reptile Database.

Further reading[edit]

  • Fitzinger L (1843). Systema Reptilium, Fasciculus Primus, Amblyglossae. Vienna: Braumüller & Seidel. 106 pp. + indices. (Lamprolepis, new genus, p. 22). (in Latin).