Wright's skink

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Wright's skink
Wrights Skink - Mabuya wrightii.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Scincidae
Genus: Trachylepis
Species: T. wrightii
Binomial name
Trachylepis wrightii
(Boulenger, 1887)
Trachylepis wrightii distribution.png
Synonyms[1]
  • Mabuia wrightii
    Boulenger, 1887
  • Mabuya wrightii
    Rendahl, 1939
  • Trachylepis wrightii
    Hedges, 2012

Wright's skink (Trachylepis wrightii ) is a species of skink, a lizard in the family Scincidae.

Etymology[edit]

The specific name, wrightii, is in honor of Irish naturalist Edward Perceval Wright.[2]

Geographic range[edit]

T. wrightii is found only in Seychelles.[3]

Habitat[edit]

The natural habitats of T. wrightii are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trachylepis wrightii ". The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Trachylepis wrightii, p. 290).
  3. ^ a b Gerlach J, Ineich I (2006). Trachylepis wrightii. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 20 July 2007.

Further reading[edit]

  • Boulenger GA (1887). Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Second Edition. Volume III ... Scincidae ... London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). xii + 575 pp. + Plates I-XL. ("Mabuia [sic] wrightii ", new species, p. 162 + Plate VIII).