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

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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