Lampropholis, the Indo-Australian ground skinks or Sunskinks, are a genus of skinks in the subfamily Lygosominae. It 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.


this is a lizard-type creature.


  1. ^ Austin, J.J. & Arnold, E.N. (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. A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia. Second edition. Sydney:New Holland Publ., 2003.
  4. ^ Some Taxonomic Changes to the Genus Lampropholis (Reptilia: Scincidae) from Australia, AUSTRALIAN BIODIVERSITY RECORd
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