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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
Subfamilia: Sphenomorphinae
Genus: Glaphyromorphus
Species (11): G. clandestinus – G. cracens – G. crassicaudus – G. darwiniensis – G. fuscicaudis – G. mjobergi – G. nigricaudis – G. nyanchupinta – G. othelarrni – G. pumilus – G. punctulatus

Glaphyromorphus Wells & Wellington, 1984: 95

Type species: Lygosoma (Lygosoma) punctulatum Peters, 1871, by original designation.

Primary references

Wells, R.W. & Wellington, C.R. [1983] 1984. A synopsis of the class Reptilia in Australia. Australian Journal of Herpetology 1(3–4): 73–129. Reference page.

Additional references

Mecke, S., Doughty, P. & Donnellan, S.C. 2009. A new species of Eremiascincus (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae) from the Great Sandy Desert and Pilbara Coast, Western Australia and reassignment of eight species from Glaphyromorphus to Eremiascincus. Zootaxa 2246: 1–20. Abstract & excerpt PDF
Hoskin, C.J. & Couper, P.J. 2014. Two new skinks (Scincidae: Glaphyromorphus) from rainforest habitats in north-eastern Australia. Zootaxa 3869(1): 1–16. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3869.1.1 Open access Reference page.


Uetz, P. & Hallermann, J. 2023. Glaphyromorphus . The Reptile Database. Accessed on 9 May 2020.

Glaphyromorphus is a genus of lizards in the skink family (Scincidae).[2]
Geographic range

Species in the genus Glaphyromorphus are found in Australia and New Guinea.[3]

The following 12 species are recognized:[3][1]

Glaphyromorphus arnhemicus (Storr, 1967)
Glaphyromorphus clandestinus Hoskin & Couper, 2004 – Mount Elliot mulch-skink
Glaphyromorphus cracens (Greer, 1985) – slender mulch-skink
Glaphyromorphus crassicauda (A.M.C. Duméril & A.H.A. Duméril, 1851) – Cape York mulch-skink
Glaphyromorphus darwiniensis (Storr, 1967) – Darwin's ground skink, northern mulch-skink
Glaphyromorphus fuscicaudis (Greer, 1979) – brown-tailed bar-lipped skink, grey-tailed skink
Glaphyromorphus mjobergi (Lönnberg & Andersson, 1915) – Atherton Tableland skink
Glaphyromorphus nigricaudis (Macleay, 1877) – black-tailed bar-lipped skink
Glaphyromorphus nyanchupinta Hoskin & Couper, 2014 – McIlwraith bar-lipped skink
Glaphyromorphus othelarrni Hoskin & Couper, 2014 – Cape Melville bar-lipped skink
Glaphyromorphus pumilus (Boulenger, 1887) – dwarf mulch-skink
Glaphyromorphus punctulatus (W. Peters, 1871) – fine-spotted mulch-skink

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

"Glaphyromorphus ". Dahms Tierleben.
"Glaphyromorphus ". Wikispecies.

Genus Glaphyromorphus at The Reptile Database.

Further reading

Cogger HG (2014). Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, Seventh Edition. Clayton, Victoria, Australia: CSIRO Publishing. xxx + 1,033 pp. ISBN 978-0643100350.
Wells RW, Wellington CR (1984) ("1983"). "A Synopsis of the Class Reptilia in Australia". Australian Journal of Herpetology 1 (3-4): 73–129. (Glaphyromorphus, new genus, p. 95).
Wilson, Steve; Swan, Gerry (2013). A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia, Fourth Edition. Sydney: New Holland Publishers. 522 pp. ISBN 978-1921517280.

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