Definition of Genus Scincus
1. Noun. Type genus of Scincidae.
Generic synonyms: Reptile Genus
Group relationships: Family Scincidae, Scincidae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Scincus
Literary usage of Genus Scincus
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1. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1829)
"2nd GENUS. SCINCUS. 3rd GENUS. tesselata.— 1. quinquelineatus. erythrocephalus. bicolor. . lateralis.—4. AGAMA. 4th GENUS. ANOLIS. ..."
2. Essays and Observations on Natural History, Anatomy, Physiology, Psychology by John Hunter, Richard Owen (1861)
"This comes nearer to the genus Scincus than any lizard I know, but it is still a distinct species. In the two specimens sent over by Mr. White3, ..."
3. Medical and Physical Researches: Or, Original Memoirs in Medicine, Surgery by Richard Harlan (1835)
"2d GENUS. SCINCUS. Daudin. Characters of the Genus.—Body more or less cylindrical, covered with uniform, shining scales, imbricated as in the Carp: tongue ..."
4. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1877)
"... nor in the foetus of the genus Scincus among lizards. But without expressing a doubt about the correctness of the observations of Dr. Weinland, ..."
5. The Natural History of Secession by Thomas Shepard Goodwin (1865)
"The genus Scincus contains the Five-lined Skink, ,5". quinquelineatus, Daud., of the Southern States, which is about ten inches long, the head pale red, ..."