Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Lacertilia
Infraorder: Scincomorpha
Family: Scincidae
Subfamily: Eugongylinae[1]
Genus: Phoboscincus
Greer, 1974[1]

Phoboscincus is a small genus of skinks. There are two known species. Both species are found on various island of New Caledonia.[2]


The specific name, garnieri, is in honor of French mining engineer Jules Garnier.[5]


  1. 1 2 "Phoboscincus ". Dahms Tierleben.
  2. "Phoboscincus ". Reptile
  3. "Phoboscincus bocourti ". Reptile
  4. "Phoboscincus garnieri ". Reptile
  5. Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M. 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Phoboscincus garnieri, p. 98).

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