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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Scincidae
Genus: Lioscincus
Bocage, 1873
Type species
Lioscincus steindachneri
Bocage, 1873

Lioscincus is a genus of skinks endemic to New Caledonia.[1]

Conservation status[edit]

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has assessed one species of Lioscincus as "critically endangered", two species as "endangered", and one as "near threatened".[2]


There are seven recognized species:[1]

A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Lioscincus.


  1. ^ a b Lioscincus at the Reptile Database
  2. ^ IUCN (2014). "IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2.". Archived from the original on 27 June 2014. Retrieved 23 March 2014. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Bocage JVB du (1873). "III. Sur quelques Sauriens nouveaux de la Nouvelle Calédonie et de l'Australie ". Jornal de Sciencias Mathematicas Physicas e Naturaes, Lisboa 4 (9): 228-232. (Lioscincus, new genus, p. 228). (in French).