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T. berdmorei, Figure 3., top
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Sauria
Infraorder: Scincomorpha
Family: Scincidae
Subfamily: Lygosominae
Genus: Tropidophorus
A.M.C. Duméril & Bibron, 1839
Type species
T. cocincinensis

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Tropidophorus is a genus of semiaquatic lizards in the skink family (Scincidae), found in Indochina, Borneo, Sulawesi, and the Philippines.


The following 28 species are recognized:[1]

Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Tropidophorus.


  1. ^ The Reptile Database.

Further reading

  • Duméril AMC, Bibron G. 1839. Erpétologie générale ou histoire naturelle complète des reptiles. Tome cinquième [Volume 5]. Paris: Roret. viii + 854 pp. (Tropidophorus, new genus, pp. 554-556).
  • Honda M, Ota H, Murphy RW, Hikida T. (2006). (Reptilia: Scincidae): a molecular approach"Tropidophorus"Phylogeny and biogeography of water skinks of the genus (PDF).  

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