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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Scincidae
Genus: Lankascincus
Greer, 1991[1]

Lankascincus is a genus of skinks, commonly known as Lanka skinks. The genus is endemic to Sri Lanka.


The genus Lankascincus comprises ten species. Greer included six species of skinks when naming the genus in 1991. Since then, three new species have been described, and another species has been reassigned to this genus.

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


  1. ^ "Lankascincus ". The Reptile Database.

External links[edit]

  • Greer AE. 1991. "Lankascincus, a New Genus of Scincid Lizards from Sri Lanka, with Descriptions of Three New Species". J. Herpetology 25 (1): 59-64. JSTOR 1564795
  • Butawita S, Pethiyagoda R. 2007. "Description of a new species of litter skink (Squamata: Scincidae: Lankascincus)". Ceylon J. Sci. (Bio. Sci.) 36 (2): 80-87. doi:10.4038/cjsbs.v36i2.482