Definitions

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  • proper noun A taxonomic family within the infraorder Scincomorpha — the skinks.

Etymologies

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Scincus +‎ -idae

Examples

  • Scincidae – Many limbless and nearly-limbless species.

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  • More than 100 species of reptile have been recorded, with Gekkonidae (e.g. Diplodactylus), Agamidae (e.g. Ctenophorus), Scincidae (e.g. Ctenotus, Egernia, Lerista and Morethia), and Elapidae (e.g. Simoselaps and Suta) being particularly diverse.

    Great Victoria desert

  • All of New Caledonia's sixty-eight lizards (sixty of which are endemic) are from just three families: geckos (Gekkonidae and Diplodactylidae) and skinks (Scincidae).

    New Caledonia rain forests

  • (Scincidae), a new species of lizard with two allopatric subspecies, from the Ord-Victoria region of northwestern Australia.

    Victoria Plains tropical savanna

  • A biogeographically significant new species of Leiolopisma (Scincidae) from north-eastern Queensland.

    Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Site, Australia

  • The high diversity of environments in Eyre Peninsula is probably the reason for a diverse herpetofauna, particularly the Agamid and Scincidae families (dragon and skink lizards respectively).

    Eyre and York mallee

  • Lizards are abundant and diverse, especially among Scincidae (Ctenotus, Egernia, and Lerista spp.).

    Murray-Darling woodlands and mallee

  • (Scincidae), a new species of lizard with two allopatric subspecies, from the Ord-Victoria region of northwestern Australia.

    Mitchell grass downs

  • Carlia rostralis (Scincidae) in the wet tropics of Queensland, Australia.

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  • Carlia rostralis (Scincidae) in the wet tropics of Queensland, Australia.

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