Species

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.

Egernia stokesii badia
Egernia stokesii badia

Photo: R.J.Ellis

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Egernia eos
Egernia eos

Photo: Ruchira Somaweera

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Tiliqua rugosa
Tiliqua rugosa

Photo: R.J.Ellis

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Egernia stokesii badia
Egernia stokesii badia

Photo: R.J.Ellis

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Cophoscincopus simulans
Cophoscincopus simulans

Photo: Laurent Chirio

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Cryptoblepharus boutonii
Cryptoblepharus boutonii

Photo: Sara Rocha

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Cryptoblepharus plagiocephalus
Cryptoblepharus plagiocephalus

Photo: R.J.Ellis

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Cophoscincopus simulans
Cophoscincopus simulans

Photo: Laurent Chirio

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Mochlus guineensis
Mochlus guineensis

Photo: Laurent Chirio

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Lygosoma quadrupes
Lygosoma quadrupes

Photo: T. Ziegler

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Lygosoma boehmei
Lygosoma boehmei

Photo: Th. Ziegler

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Mochlus guineensis
Mochlus guineensis

Photo: Laurent Chirio

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Mabuya nebulosylvestris
Mabuya nebulosylvestris

Photo: Aurelien Miralles

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Mabuya dominicana
Mabuya dominicana

Photo: Aurelien Miralles

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Mabuya falconensis
Mabuya falconensis

Photo: Aurelien Miralles

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Mabuya nebulosylvestris
Mabuya nebulosylvestris

Photo: Aurelien Miralles

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Sphenomorphus praesignus
Sphenomorphus praesignus

Photo: Lee Grismer

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Tropidophorus cocincinensis
Tropidophorus cocincinensis

Photo: Nguyen Truong

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Anomalopus verreauxii
Anomalopus verreauxii

Photo: M. Hutchinson

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Sphenomorphus praesignus
Sphenomorphus praesignus

Photo: Lee Grismer

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Scincus scincus
Scincus scincus

Photo: Alex Slavenko

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Plestiodon laticeps
Plestiodon laticeps

Photo: M. Hutchinson

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Chalcides bedriagai pistaciae
Chalcides bedriagai pistaciae

Photo: Aurelien Miralles

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Scincus scincus
Scincus scincus

Photo: Alex Slavenko

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Social skinks

62 species