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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Scincomorpha
Superfamilia: Scincoidea

Familia: Scincidae
Genus: Geomyersia
Species: G. coggeri - G. glabra

Vernacular names

Geomyersia is a small genus of skinks, lizards in the family Scincidae. The genus is endemic to the Bismarck Archipelago and the Solomon Islands.[1]
Species and geographic ranges

There are two species which are recognized as being valid:[1]

Geomyersia coggeri Greer, 1982 – Cogger's island skink – Bismarck Archipelago
Geomyersia glabra Greer & F. Parker, 1968 – Greer's island skink, Solomon minute skink – Solomon Islands


The generic name, Geomyersia, is in honor of American herpetologist George S. Myers.[2]

Geomyersia at the Reptile Database. Accessed 25 October 2014..

Greer & Parker (1968), p. 2.

Further reading

Greer, Allen E.; Parker, Fred (1968). "Geomyersia glabra, a new genus and species of scincid lizard from Bougainville, Solomon Islands, with comments on the relationship of some lygosomine genera". Breviora (302): 1–17.

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