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Three-lined skinks
Acritoscincus - Wells & Wellington, 1985

Pronunciation: a-KRIT-oh-SKINK-uss
Etymology: 'mixed skink'

Taxonomic notes:

Members of this genus used to be placed in Bassiana.

Statistics: Reproductive modes:
Oviparous - 3 out of 3 Australian species

Size range:
Smallest Australian species: western three-lined skink (Acritoscincus trilineatus) at 7 cm
 Longest Australian species: red-throated skink (Acritoscincus platynotum) at 8 cm
Number of Australian species: 3

eastern three-lined skink (Acritoscincus duperreyi)
Dunkeld, Victoria
Photo © Henry Cook
eastern three-lined skink (Acritoscincus duperreyi) distribution range map Acritoscincus duperreyi
Eastern three-lined skink
Year described
(Gray 1838)

red-throated skink (Acritoscincus platynotum)
Blue Mountains, New South Wales
Photo © Stewart Macdonald
red-throated skink (Acritoscincus platynotum) distribution range map Acritoscincus platynotum
Red-throated skink
Year described
(Peters 1881)

western three-lined skink (Acritoscincus trilineatus)
Stirling Ranges, Western Australia
Photo © Mark Sanders
western three-lined skink (Acritoscincus trilineatus) distribution range map Acritoscincus trilineatus
Western three-lined skink
Year described
(Gray 1838)

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