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Chalcides ocellatus  (Forskal, 1775)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 1181899

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s): Ocellated Skink [English]
    Ocellated Bronze Skink [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassReptilia Laurenti, 1768 – répteis, reptiles, Reptiles  
                         OrderSquamata Oppel, 1811 – Amphisbaenians, Lizards, Snakes, amphisbènes, lézards, serpents  
                               FamilyScincidae Oppel, 1811 – Skinks  
                                  SubfamilyScincinae Oppel, 1811  
                                     GenusChalcides J. N. Laurent, 1768  
                                        SpeciesChalcides ocellatus (Forskal, 1775) – Ocellated Skink, Ocellated Bronze Skink  
    Direct Children:  
                                           Subspecies Chalcides ocellatus linosae Boulenger, 1920  
                                           Subspecies Chalcides ocellatus ocellatus (Forskal, 1775)  
                                           Subspecies Chalcides ocellatus sacchii Lanza, 1954  
                                           Subspecies Chalcides ocellatus subtypicus Werner, 1931  
                                           Subspecies Chalcides ocellatus tiligugu (Gmelin, 1789)  
                                           Subspecies Chalcides ocellatus zavattarii Lanza, 1954  

  Expert: Peter Uetz  
  Notes: Associate Professor, CSBC   
  Reference for: Chalcides ocellatus    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Reptile Database (Mar 2022), website (version Mar-2022)  
  Acquired: 2002   
  Notes: Uetz, P., Freed, P., Aguilar, R. & Hosek, J. (eds.) (2022) The Reptile Database,, accessed 9 May 2022   
  Reference for: Chalcides ocellatus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Crother, Brian I., Ronald M. Bonett, Jeff Boundy, Frank T. Burbrink, et al. / Moriarty, John J., ed.  
  Publication Date: 2017   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Scientific and Standard English Names of Amphibians and Reptiles of North America North of Mexico, with Comments Regarding Confidence in Our Understanding, Eighth Ed.   
  Page(s): 102   
  Publisher: Herpetological Circular, no. 43   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-946681-003   
  Notes: Available free as PDF, and as updated database, at   
  Reference for: Chalcides ocellatus, Ocellated Skink [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Africa  
    Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China)  
    North America  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Introduced  






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