Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Reptilia > Order: Squamata > Family: Scincidae > Genus: Chalcides > Species: Chalcides ocellatus > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Chalcides ocellatus var. nigerrima Krausse, 1915 Gasc J.P. and al. (1997)

Ocellated skink - Chalcides ocellatus (Forsskal, 1775)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Mediterranean - Good
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 1 other international agreement
Natura 2000 sites 1 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • heathland and shrub
May also occur in
  • cropland
  • grassland
  • urban
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code 1274


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Threat and conservation status

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EU conservation status

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Natura 2000 sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Gefleckter Walzenskink German Gasc J.P. and al.
Gongilo ocellato Italian Gasc J.P. and al.
Ocellated skink English Gasc J.P. and al.
Seps ocellé French Gasc J.P. and al.
Synonym Author
Lacerta ocellata Daudin, 1802
Timon ocellatus Tschudi, 1836
Lacerta ocellata Forsskal, 1775
Scinus variegatus Schneider,1801
Scinius tirus Rafinesque, 181
Scinus thyro Metaxa, 1821
Tiliqua microcephala Gray, 1839
Gongylus ocellatus var. vulgaris Bedriaga, 1882
Chalcides ocellatus var. nigerrima Krausse, 1915
Chalcides ocellatus linosanus Mertens, 1921

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External data

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