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Tribolonotus gracilis.jpg
Tribolonotus gracilis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Sauria
Infraorder: Scincomorpha
Family: Scincidae
Genus: Tribolonotus
A.M.C. Duméril & Bibron, 1839[1]

Tribolonotus is a genus of lizards, commonly known as crocodile skinks.

Geographic range[edit]

Species in the genus Tribolonotus are found in New Guinea, the Bismarck Archipelago, and the Solomon Islands.[2]


The genus includes the following eight species:[2]


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

Further reading[edit]

  • Austin CA, Rittmeyer EN, Richards SJ, Zug JR. 2010. Phylogeny, historical biogeography and body size evolution in Pacific Island Crocodile skinks Tribolonotus (Squamata; Scincidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 57 (1): 227-236.
  • Boulenger GA. 1887. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Second Edition. Volume III. ... ,Scincidæ, ... London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). xii + 575 pp. + Plates I-XL. (Genus Tribolonotus, p. 364).
  • Duméril AMC, Bibron G. 1839. Erpétologie générale ou Histoire naturelle complète des Reptiles, Tome cinquième. Paris: Roret. viii + 854 pp. (Tribolonotus, new genus, pp. 364–366).