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skink

[skiŋk]
(vertebrate zoology)
Any of numerous small- to medium-sized lizards comprising the family Scincidae with a cylindrical body; short, sometimes vestigial, legs; cores of bone in the body scales; and pleurodont dentition.
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Alex said: "To have my take on Cullen Skink recognised in this way is a fantastic feeling.
Moreover, although the Northern Prairie Skink was observed during both surveys, Jones et al.
A large skink was stuck under the door, trying to squeeze its way outside.
Homebuilders now pay penalties or restitution for the destruction of gopher tortoise burrows or sand skink habitats.
The Blue Tongued Skink, of the Tiliqua species, is native to Australia, New Guinea and Tasmania, where it enjoys temperatures ranging from the mid-high 80's to 90's to remain active.
Right: blue tongued skink and bearded dragon lizard Pictures: MATT SPRAKE/NEWSPICS
The fourteen species not documented include the Barking Treefrog (Hyla gratiosa), Gopher Frog (Rana capito), Small-mouthed Salamander (Ambystoma texanum), Four-toed Salamander (Hemidactylium scutatum), Midland Mud Salamander (Pseudotriton montanus diasticus), Eastern Slender Glass Lizard (Ophisaurus attenuatus longicaudus), Eastern Six-lined Racerunner (Aspidoscelis sexlineata sexlineata), Broad-headed Skink (Eumeces laticeps), Red Cornsnake (Elaphe guttata), Yellow-bellied Watersnake (Nerodia erythrogaster flavigaster), Northern Pinesnake (Pituophis m.
Customs authorities in Perth have foiled an attempt to smuggle wildlife to Japan after discovering 24 oblong turtles and a shingleback skink wrapped in socks in four postal packages destined for Japan, West Australian Environment Minister Judy Edwards said Friday.
Like a hyperactive child with far too many E numbers whizzing around inside, we'll watch Irwin make a complete spectacle of himself as he encounters a thorny devil, a blue-tongued skink (whatever that is) and the deadliest snake in the world.
Skinks run the gamut from small leg-less burrowers to Phoboscincus, the "terror skink," a formidable predator with a mouthful of long curved teeth.