Bassiana

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Reptilia
Subclassis: Diapsida
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Sauria
Infraordo: Scincomorpha
Familia: Scincidae
Genus: Bassiana
Species: B. duperreyi - B. platynota - B. trilineata

Name

Bassiana

Vernacular names

Bassiana is a genus of skinks (family Scincidae). It belongs to the Eugongylus group; the genus Oligosoma appears to be a fairly close relative.[1] An alternative name is Acritoscincus. For similar skinks see genera Pseudemoia, Lampropholis, and Niveoscincus.

Species[2][3]

* Bassiana duperreyi (Gray, 1838) -- Bold-striped Cool-skink, (Eastern) Three-lined Skink
* Bassiana platynota (Peters, 1881) -- Red-throated Cool-skink, Red-throated Skink
* Bassiana trilineata (Gray, 1838) -- South-western Cool-skink, Western Three-lined Skink


References

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. ^ Bassiana, Reptile Database
3. ^ Wilson S, Swan G. A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia. Second edition. Sydney:New Holland Publ., 2003

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