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


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Scincus +‎ -idae


  • Scincidae – Many limbless and nearly-limbless species.

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

    Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Site, Australia

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

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  • Key endemic reptile groups include geckos (Gekkonidae), chameleons (Chameleonidae), skinks (Scincidae), lacertid lizards (Lacertidae), worm-snakes (Typhlopidae), and true snakes (Atractaspididae, Elapidae, and Colubridae).

    Northern Zanzibar-Inhambane coastal forest mosaic

  • For the most part, the East Melanesian Islands is one typified by skinks and geckos, and the majority of the hotspot’s more than 110 species of reptiles (nearly half of which are endemic) are members of the families Gekkonidae and Scincidae.

    Biological diversity in the East Melanesian Islands


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