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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Scincidae
Genus: Papuascincus
Allison & Greer, 1986[1]

Papuascincus is a genus of skinks endemic to New Guinea.[2]


The following three species are recognized as being valid:[2]

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

Papuascincus buergersi (T. Vogt, 1932) is a synonym of Emoia atrocostata (Lesson, 1830).


  1. ^ "Papuascincus ". Dahms Tierleben.
  2. ^ a b "Papuascincus ". The Reptile Database.

Further reading[edit]

  • Allison A, Greer AE (1986). "Egg shells with pustulate surface structures: basis for a new genus of New Guinea skinks (Lacertilia: Scincidae)". J. Herpetol. 20 (1): 116-119. (Papuascincus, new genus).