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Short-limbed Snake-skink (Ophioscincus truncatus) (10041161264)

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: Ophioscincus
Species: Ophioscincus truncatus

Ophioscincus truncatus (Peters, 1876)

Uetz, P. & Hallermann, J. 2022. Ophioscincus truncatus. The Reptile Database. Accessed on 24 August 2020.

Vernacular names
English: Short-limbed Snake Skink

The short-limbed snake-skink (Ophioscincus truncatus) is a species of burrowing short-limbed snake-skink that is endemic to the coastal areas and islands of New South Wales and Queensland, in Australia.


Ophioscincus truncatus truncatus (Peters 1876)
Ophioscincus truncatus monswilsonensis (Copland, 1952)


Shea, G.; Wilson, S.; Sanderson, C.; Hobson, R. (2018). "Ophioscincus truncatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2018: e.T109480861A109480870. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-1.RLTS.T109480861A109480870.en. Retrieved 18 November 2021.

External links

Australian Faunal Directory Online Ophioscincus truncatus details and distribution maps.
World Wildlife Organisation List of species found in Eastern Australian temperate forests.

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