Three-toed skink genome

The Three-toed skinks (Saiphos equalis) is a species of burrowing skink found in eastern Australia, common in New South Wales and Queensland. It is the only species classified under the genus Saiphos.

Saiphos equalis, Mt Keira NSW, Photo: John Sullivan, Source: iNaturalist

Saiphos has attracted scientific attention due to its dual reproduction habits of producing young via eggs in coastal populations, or via live young in colder mountain regions.

Project coordinator:

  • Camilla Whittington (University of Sydney)

Project collaborators:

  • Oliver Griffith (Macquarie University)
  • Catherine Grueber (University of Sydney)
  • Scott Edwards (Harvard University)

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