Earless skink

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Earless skinks
Hemiergis peronii — Peron's earless skink or lowlands earless skink
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Scincidae
Subfamily: Sphenomorphinae
Genus: Hemiergis
Wagler, 1830
Type species
Tridactylus decresiensis
Cuvier, 1829

7 species (see text)

The earless skinks form the genus Hemiergis in the skink family Scincidae. All earless skinks are native to Australia.[1][2]


There are seven species:[1][2]

Two additional species, H. graciloides and H. maccoyi, have been included in this genus but both are now classified in other genera.[3]


  1. ^ a b Hemiergis at the Reptarium.cz Reptile Database. Accessed 28 March 2016.
  2. ^ a b Stewart Macdonald. "Earless skinks Hemiergis - Wagler, 1830". Australian Reptile Online Database. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Search results for Common name or synonym: Hemiergis". Reptarium.cz Reptile Database. Retrieved 28 March 2016.