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Panaspis wahlbergii,
Wahlberg's snake-eyed skink,
Durban, South Africa
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Scincidae
Subfamily: Eugongylinae
Genus: Panaspis
Cope, 1868

21 sp., see text

  • Afroablepharus

Panaspis is a genus of skinks, commonly called lidless skinks or snake-eyed skinks, endemic to Sub-saharan Africa.


The following 21 species, listed alphabetically by specific name, are recognized as being valid:[1]

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


  1. ^ Panaspis at The Reptile Database.
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Panaspis megalurus, p. 190).

Further reading[edit]

  • Branch, Bill (2004). Field Guide to Snakes and other Reptiles of Southern Africa. Third revised edition, Second impression. Sanibel Island, Florida: Ralph Curtis Books Publishing. 399 pp. ISBN 0-88359-042-5. (Genus Panaspis, p. 159).
  • Cope ED (1868). "Observations on REPTILES of the Old World. Art. II". Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 20: 316–323. (Panaspis, new genus, pp. 317–318).