Niveoscincus metallicus

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"Metallic skink" may also refer to the garden skink (Lampropholis delicata).
Metallic cool-skink
Niveoscincus metallicus - Austin's Ferry.jpg
Metallic skink, Austins Ferry, Tasmania, Australia
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Scincidae
Genus: Niveoscincus
Species: N. metallicus
Binomial name
Niveoscincus metallicus
(O'Shaughnessy, 1874)
  • Carinascincus metallicus (O'Shaughnessy, 1874)
  • Leiolopisma metallica (O'Shaughnessy, 1874)
  • Mocoa metallica O'Shaughnessy, 1874

Niveoscincus metallicus, the metallic cool-skink[1] or metallic skink, is a species of skink in the Scincidae family. It is endemic to Australia, found in southern Victoria, as well as in Tasmania where it is the most widespread and common lizard, occurring on many offshore islands in Bass Strait as well as the mainland. It gives birth to live young. It is highly variable and may be a complex of closely related species.[2][3]


  1. ^ Niveoscincus metallicus at the Reptile Database
  2. ^ Wildlife of Tasmania – Metallic Skink
  3. ^ Cogger, H.G. (1979). Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia. Reed: Sydney. ISBN 0-589-50108-9