Prasinohaema (Greek: "green blood") is a genus of skinks characterized by having green blood. This condition is caused by an excess buildup of the bile pigment biliverdin. Prasinohaema species have plasma biliverdin concentrations approximately 1.5-30 times greater than fish species with green blood plasma and 40 times greater than humans with green jaundice.
Species in the genus include:
- Prasinohaema flavipes, yellow-footed green-blooded skink
- Prasinohaema parkeri
- Prasinohaema prehensicauda
- Prasinohaema semoni
- Prasinohaema virens, green green-blooded skink
- Austin,C.C. and K. W. Jessing 1994 Green-blood pigmentation in lizards. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 109A (3): 619-626
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