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Grass skinks
Pseudemoia - Fuhn, 1969

Etymology: 'false Emoia' - Emoia is another genus of skink.

Taxonomic notes:

Statistics: Reproductive modes:
Live-bearing - 6 out of 6 Australian species

Size range:
Smallest Australian species: Bight Coast skink (Pseudemoia baudini) at 5.3 cm
 Longest Australian species: trunk-climbing cool-skink (Pseudemoia spenceri) at 6.5 cm
Number of Australian species: 6

Bight Coast skink (Pseudemoia baudini)
Western Australia-South Australia border
Photo © Ray Lloyd
Bight Coast skink (Pseudemoia baudini) distribution range map Pseudemoia baudini
Bight Coast skink
Year described
(Greer 1982)

alpine bog-skink (Pseudemoia cryodroma)
Falls Creek, Victoria
Photo © Jordan de Jong
alpine bog-skink (Pseudemoia cryodroma) distribution range map Pseudemoia cryodroma
Alpine bog-skink
Year described
Hutchinson & Donnellan 1992

southern grass skink (Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii)
Hobart, Tasmania
Photo © David Fischer
southern grass skink (Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii) distribution range map Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii
Southern grass skink
Year described
(Duméril & Bibron 1839)

tussock skink (Pseudemoia pagenstecheri)
Mount Kaputar NP, New South Wales
Photo © David Fischer
tussock skink (Pseudemoia pagenstecheri) distribution range map Pseudemoia pagenstecheri
Tussock skink
Year described
(Lindholm 1901)

glossy grass skink (Pseudemoia rawlinsoni)
Dunkeld, Victoria
Photo © Henry Cook
glossy grass skink (Pseudemoia rawlinsoni) distribution range map Pseudemoia rawlinsoni
Glossy grass skink
Year described
(Hutchinson & Donnellan 1988)

trunk-climbing cool-skink (Pseudemoia spenceri)
Tom Groggin, New South Wales
Photo © Mark Sanders
trunk-climbing cool-skink (Pseudemoia spenceri) distribution range map Pseudemoia spenceri
Trunk-climbing cool-skink
Year described
(Lucas & Frost 1894)

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