Tonga ground skink

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Tonga ground skink
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Scincidae
Genus: Tachygyia
T. microlepis
Binomial name
Tachygyia microlepis
(Duméril & Bibron, 1839)

The Tonga ground skink (Tachygyia microlepis) is an extinct species of skink endemic to the island of Tonga.


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