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Bridled Mabuya, Mabuya vittata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Lacertilia
Infraorder: Scincomorpha
Family: Scincidae
Gray, 1825

Scincinae (probably paraphyletic)
For genera, see below.

Skinks are a group of lizard. They form the family Scincidae, in the order Squamata. There are over 1,200 different kinds (species) of skink.

Skinks are different from other lizards. They have very small legs and necks. Some have no legs at all; these move more like snakes than lizards. Their tails can grow back when part of it is cut off. This is called regeneration.

Most skinks can only grow to be 12cm long. Some can grow to be 35cm.

What skinks eat[change | change source]

Many skinks are carnivorous, which means they eat meat. Some types of skinks eat both plants and meat, making them omnivores, or things that eat both plants and meat.

Here is a list of things skinks eat:

What eats skinks[change | change source]

Here is a list of things that eat skinks: