Lampropholis, the Indo-Australian ground skinks or sunskinks, are a genus of skinks in the lizard subfamily Lygosominae. The genus Lampropholis belongs to a clade with the genera Niveoscincus, Leiolopisma and possibly others of the Eugongylus group.[1] They are found mainly in Indonesia and Australia. For similar skinks see genera Bassiana, Pseudemoia, and Niveoscincus.


The following 14 species are recognized.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ Austin JJ, Arnold EN. (2006): Using ancient and recent DNA to explore relationships of extinct and endangered Leiolopisma skinks (Reptilia: Scincidae) in the Mascarene islands. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 39 (2): 503–511. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2005.12.011 (HTML abstract).
  2. ^ Lampropholis, The Reptile Database.
  3. ^ Wilson S, Swan G. (2006). A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia, Second Edition. Sydney: New Holland Publishing. 512 pp. ISBN 978-1877069468.
  4. ^ Some Taxonomic Changes to the Genus Lampropholis (Reptilia: Scincidae) from Australia, AUSTRALIAN BIODIVERSITY RECORD.
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