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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Sauria
Infraorder: Scincomorpha
Family: Scincidae
Genus: Leptosiaphos
K.P. Schmidt, 1943[1]

Leptosiaphos is a genus of skinks endemic to West Africa.


The following 17 to 20 species are recognized:[2]

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


  1. ^ DahmsTierleben. http://www.dahmstierleben.de/systematik/Reptilien/Squamata/Scincomorpha/scincidae/eugongylinae.
  2. ^ The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.

Further reading[edit]

  • Schmidt KP. 1943. Amphibians and Reptiles from the Sudan. Zool. Series Field Mus. Nat Hist. 24 (29): 331-338. (Leptosiaphos, p. 332).