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Seven subfamilies of skinks are currently recognised:

Limbless skinks

30 species

Mabuyid skinks

224 species

Lygosomid skinks

54 species

Eugongylid skinks

454 species

Sphenomorphid skinks

594 species

Typical skinks

297 species


Skinks (Family Scincidae)

are the most diverse

group of reptiles, with

~1,730 described species.

Social skinks

62 species

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