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

Egernia eos
Egernia eos

Photo: Ruchira Somaweera

Tiliqua rugosa
Tiliqua rugosa

Photo: R.J.Ellis

Egernia stokesii badia
Egernia stokesii badia

Photo: R.J.Ellis

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Cophoscincopus simulans
Cophoscincopus simulans

Photo: Laurent Chirio

Cryptoblepharus boutonii
Cryptoblepharus boutonii

Photo: Sara Rocha

Cryptoblepharus plagiocephalus
Cryptoblepharus plagiocephalus

Photo: R.J.Ellis

Cophoscincopus simulans
Cophoscincopus simulans

Photo: Laurent Chirio

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Mochlus guineensis
Mochlus guineensis

Photo: Laurent Chirio

Lygosoma quadrupes
Lygosoma quadrupes

Photo: T. Ziegler

Lygosoma boehmei
Lygosoma boehmei

Photo: Th. Ziegler

Mochlus guineensis
Mochlus guineensis

Photo: Laurent Chirio

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Mabuya nebulosylvestris
Mabuya nebulosylvestris

Photo: Aurelien Miralles

Mabuya dominicana
Mabuya dominicana

Photo: Aurelien Miralles

Mabuya falconensis
Mabuya falconensis

Photo: Aurelien Miralles

Mabuya nebulosylvestris
Mabuya nebulosylvestris

Photo: Aurelien Miralles

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Sphenomorphus praesignus
Sphenomorphus praesignus

Photo: Lee Grismer

Tropidophorus cocincinensis
Tropidophorus cocincinensis

Photo: Nguyen Truong

Anomalopus verreauxii
Anomalopus verreauxii

Photo: M. Hutchinson

Sphenomorphus praesignus
Sphenomorphus praesignus

Photo: Lee Grismer

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Scincus scincus
Scincus scincus

Photo: Alex Slavenko

Plestiodon laticeps
Plestiodon laticeps

Photo: M. Hutchinson

Chalcides bedriagai pistaciae
Chalcides bedriagai pistaciae

Photo: Aurelien Miralles

Scincus scincus
Scincus scincus

Photo: Alex Slavenko

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Social skinks

62 species