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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Scincidae
Genus: Phoboscincus
Greer, 1974[1]

Phoboscincus is a small genus of skinks. There are two known species. Both species are found on various island of New Caledonia.[2]


The specific name, garnieri, is in honor of French mining engineer Jules Garnier.[5]


  1. ^ "Phoboscincus ". Dahms Tierleben.
  2. ^ "Phoboscincus ". Reptile
  3. ^ "Phoboscincus bocourti ". Reptile
  4. ^ "Phoboscincus garnieri ". Reptile
  5. ^ Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M. 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Phoboscincus garnieri, p. 98).

Further reading[edit]

  • Greer AE. 1974. The genetic relationships of the scincid lizard genus Leiolopisma and its relatives. Australian J. Zool. Supplementary Series 22 (31): 1-67. (Phoboscincus, new genus).