Scincella melanosticta

Scincella melanosticta


Taxonavigation: Scincoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Scincomorpha
Superfamilia: Scincoidea

Familia: Scincidae
Subfamilia: Sphenomorphinae
Genus: Scincella
Species: Scincella melanosticta


Scincella melanosticta (Boulenger, 1887)

  • Syntypes: BMNH 1946.8.17.89 (formerly and MSNG 27853, collected by L. Fea in 1887.
  • Type locality: “Pla-poo, [Tenasserim,] ... between 1000 and 1500 metres”.


  • Lygosoma melanostictum Boulenger, 1887: 479 [original combination]
  • Leiolopisma reevesi melanosticumSmith, 1935: 296 [subsequent combination, reduce to subspecies]
  • Leiolopisma melanostictumTaylor, 1963: 1123 [subsequent combination, restaure to species]
  • Scincella melanostictaGreer, 1974: 7 [subsequent combination]


  • Leiolopisma siamensis Taylor & Elbel, 1958: 1123 [synonymised by Ouboter (1986: 46)]
    • Holotype: FMNH 135985 (formerly EHT-HMS No. 31788), collected by Dr. Boonsong Lekagul and Robert E. Elbel on 26 July 1954.
    • Type locality: “Phu Kho (mt), 522 m., Kan Luang (village), Na Kae (district), Nakhon Phanom (province), Thailand, (104° 22'; 16° 49')”.


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Vernacular namesEdit

English: Black Ground Skink