Sphenomorphus Fitzinger 1842 (common skink)

Reptilia - Squamata - Scincidae

Full reference: L. Fitzinger. 1842. Der Müller’sche Keilscink Sphenomorphus Mülleri. Naturhistorischer Bildersaal des Thierreiches 3:140

Parent taxon: Scincidae according to M. J. Smith 1976

Sister taxa: Acontias, Aethesia, Aocnodromeus, Axonoscincus, Ayalasaurus, Berruva, Corucia, Feylinia, Feylininae, Gekkomimus, Lygosoma, Lygosominae, Oligosoma, Orthoscincus, Orthrioscincus, Parotosaurus, Penemabuya, Plestiodon, Sauriscus, Scincinae, Tiliqua, Verticaria

Subtaxa: Sphenomorphus tympanum

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Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore

Distribution: found only at Victoria Fossil Cave, Main Fossil Chamber (Quaternary of Australia)

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