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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Scincidae
Genus: Leptoseps
Greer, 1997

Leptoseps is a genus of rare skinks endemic to Southeast Asia.

Geographic range[edit]

Species in the genus Leptoseps are found in Thailand and Vietnam.[1]


Two species are recognized:[1]


The specific names, osellai and poilani, are in honor of Italian entomologist Giuseppe Osella and French botanist Eugène Poilane (1887–1964), respectively.[2]


  1. ^ a b Leptoseps at the Reptarium.cz Reptile Database
  2. ^ 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. (Leptoseps osellai, p. 196; L. poilani, p. 209).

Further reading[edit]

  • Greer AE (1997). "Leptoseps: A New Genus of Scincid Lizards from Southeast Asia". Journal of Herpetology 31 (3): 393-398.