Scelotes

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Scelotes
Scelotes mossambicus.jpg
Scelotes mossambicus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Sauria
Infraorder: Scincomorpha
Family: Scincidae
Subfamily: Scincinae
Genus: Scelotes[1]
Fitzinger, 1826[2]

Scelotes is a genus of small African skinks.[3]

Species[edit]

The following 24 species are recognized.[1]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org
  2. ^ Dahms Tierleben. www.dahmstierleben.de.
  3. ^ Branch, Bill. 2004. Field Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Southern Africa. Third Revised edition. Second impression. Sanibel Island Florida: Ralph Curtis Books. 399 pp. ISBN 0-88359-042-5. (Genus Scelotes, pp. 139-140).

Further reading[edit]

  • Fitzinger L. 1826. Neue Classification der Reptilien nach ihren natürlichen Verwandtschaften. Nebst einer Verwandtschafts-tafel und einem Verzeichnisse der Reptilien-Sammlung des k.k. zoologischen Museums zu Wien. Vienna: J.G. Heubner. 5 unnumbered pp. + 67 pp. + one plate. (Scelotes, new genus, pp. 23, 53). (in German and Latin).