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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: Eugongylinae
Genus: Kanakysaurus
Species (2): K. viviparus – K. zebratus

Kanakysaurus Sadlier, Whitaker, Bauer & Smith in Sadlier et al., 2004: 322

Type species: Kanakysaurus viviparus Sadlier, Whitaker, Bauer & Smith, 2004, by original designation and monotypy.

Primary references

Sadlier, R.A., Smith, S.A., Bauer, A.M. & Whitaker, A.H. 2004. A New Genus and Species of Live-Bearing Scincid Lizard (Reptilia: Scincidae) from New Caledonia. Journal of Herpetology 38(3): 320–330. DOI: 10.1670/196-03A Paywall Reference page.

Additional references

Sadlier, R.A., Smith, S.A., Whitaker, A. & Bauer, A.M. 2009. A new live-bearing species of scincid lizard (Reptilia: Scincidae) from New Caledonia, southwest Pacific. Pacific science 63: 123–136.


Uetz, P. & Hallermann, J. 2023. Kanakysaurus . The Reptile Database. Accessed on 7 April 2020.

Kanakysaurus is a genus of skinks.

The following 2 species, listed alphabetically by specific name, are recognized as being valid:[1] They are endemic to New Caledonia.

Kanakysaurus viviparus Sadlier, Whitaker, Bauer, & Smith, 2004
Kanakysaurus zebratus Sadlier, Smith, Whitaker, & Bauer, 2008

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

Kanakysaurus at the Reptile Database. Accessed 31 August 2018.

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