Acontias


Acontias

Taxobox
name = "Acontias"
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Reptilia (paraphyletic)
unranked_ordo = Sauria
ordo = Squamata (paraphyletic)
infraordo = Scincomorpha
familia = Scincidae
subfamilia = Acontinae
subfamilia_authority =
genus = "Acontias"
genus_authority =
subdivision_ranks = Species
subdivision = See text.

"Acontias", the lance skinks, is a genus of limbless skinks (family Scincidae) from Africa. Most are small animals, but the largest member of the genus is "Acontias plumbeus" at approximately 40 cm. All members of this genus are live-bearing, sandswimmers with fused eyelids.

The subfamily Acontinae presently holds only this genusVerify source|date=July 2007. As the Scincinae are apparently paraphyletic, this might eventually change.(Austin & Arnold 2006)

pecies

* "Acontias breviceps", Shorthead Lance Skink
* "Acontias gracilicauda"
* "Acontias lineatus"
* "Acontias litoralis"
* "Acontias meleagris"
* "Acontias percivali", Percival's Lance Skink
* "Acontias plumbeus"
* "Acontias poecilus"

References


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  • ACONTIAS — vide infra Iaculus …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

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  • acontias — acon·ti·as …   English syllables

  • acontias — əˈkänchēəs noun Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from Greek akontias, a snake, from akont , akōn javelin, dart, from akē point more at edge : a genus of scincoid lizards with the limbs rudimentary or lacking …   Useful english dictionary

  • Acontias percivali — Taxobox name = Percival s Lance Skink Acontias percivali image caption = regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Reptilia ordo = Squamata subordo = Sauria familia = Scincidae genus = Acontias species = A. percivali binomial = Acontias… …   Wikipedia

  • dart snake — Acontias A*con ti*as, n. [NL., from Gr. ?, fr. ?, dim. ? dart.] (Zo[ o]l.) Anciently, a snake, called {dart snake}; now, one of a genus of reptiles closely allied to the lizards. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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