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Australian Faunal Directory


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Genus Saiphos Gray, 1831

  • Saiphos Gray, J.E. 1831. A synopsis of the species of the class Reptilia. pp. 1-110 in Griffith, E. (ed.). The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with its Organization by the Baron Cuvier. London : Whittaker, Treacher & Co. Vol. 9 481+110 pp. [1831 on title page] [72].
    Type species:
     Seps equalis Gray, 1825 by monotypy.
  • Peromeles Wiegmann, A.F.A. 1834. Herpetologia Mexicana, seu Descriptio Amphibiorum Novae Hispaniae. Berlin : Lüderitz. [11].
    Type species:
     Seps equalis Gray, 1825 by monotypy.
  • Siaphos Gray, J.E. 1839. Catalogue of the slender-tongued saurians, with descriptions of many new genera and species. (contd.). Annals and Magazine of Natural History 2: 331-337 [1839 on title page] [333] [emend. pro Saiphos Gray, 1831].
  • Coggeria Couper, P.J., Covacevich, J.A., Marsterson, S.P. & Shea, G.M. 1996. Coggeria naufragus gen, et sp. nov., a sand-swimming skink from Fraser Island, Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 39(2): 233-241 [233].
    Type species:
     Coggeria naufragus Couper, Covacevich, Marsterson & Shea, 1996 by original designation.
  • Ophioscincus Peters, W. 1873. Mitteilung über neue Saurier (Spoeriodactylus, Anolis, Phrynosoma, Tropidolepisma, Lygosoma, Ophioscincus) aus Centralamerica, Mexico und Australien. Monatsberichte der Königlichen Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1873: 738-747 [1874 on title page] [746].
    Type species:
     Ophioscincus australis Peters, 1873 by monotypy.
  • Coeranoscincus Wells, R.W. & Wellington, C.R. 1984. A synopsis of the class Reptilia in Australia. Australian Journal of Herpetology 1(3-4): 73-129 [1983 on title page] [87].
    Type species:
     Ophioscincus frontalis De Vis, 1888 by original designation.


Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy

  • Smith, M.A. 1937. A review of the genus Lygosoma and its allies. Records of the Indian Museum 39: 213-234
  • Cogger, H.G. 1983. in Cogger, H.G., Cameron, E.E. & Cogger, H.M. Amphibia and Reptiles. In Walton, D.W. (ed.) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Vol. 1. Netley, South Australia : Griffin Press Ltd. vi 313 pp.
  • Skinner, A., Hutchinson, M.N. & Lee, M.S.Y. 2013. Phylogeny and divergence times of Australian Sphenomorphus group skinks (Scincidae, Squamata). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69(3): 906-918 [914] (for Coggeria, Ophioscincus and Coeranoscincus)




New South Wales, Queensland

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


NSW, Qld: NSW North Coast (NNC), Sydney Basin (SB), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Wet Tropics (WT)

History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
17-Apr-2015 SCINCIDAE 15-Apr-2015 MODIFIED
28-May-2014 19-Mar-2013 MODIFIED
08-Mar-2011 08-Mar-2011 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)