Seven subfamilies of skinks are currently recognised:

Limbless skinks

30 species

Mabuyid skinks

203 species

Lygosomid skinks

53 species

Eugongylid skinks

439 species

Sphenomorphid skinks

582 species

Typical skinks

292 species

Skinks (Family Scincidae)

are the most diverse

group of reptiles, with

~1,660 described species.


Social skinks

61 species

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