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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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Zoos Victoria is working alongside the Arthur Rylah Institute, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and La Trobe University, towards the recovery of the Guthega Skink.
The left gonad was removed from each skink and embedded in paraffin.
Biophysicists at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta have studied a skink, known as a sandfish, to uncover just how it moves under the surface.
And before any mums say they know exactly how that feels, when a shingleback skink gives birth it is equivalent to a human producing a six-year-old child.
Although five-lined skinks can occur in either moist or dry areas, in New York they usually inhabit rocky summits and slopes within mixed deciduous forests, Largely terrestrial, they generally remain along the ground, though they may occasionally climb trees and shrubs.
Dubbed "Lizard" by the other boys, he's frightened and alienated by his new home, spending most of his time in a tree clutching the box that harbors his beloved skink.
Among lizard pheromonal studies, one of the most widely studied species is the skink, Eumeces laticeps.
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.
In a typical Tiligua skink love story, a pair goes to some trouble to relocate each other every mating season for years.
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.
A catalogue of extinction stretching back 500 years, A Gap in Nature revives the giant skink, tube-nosed fruit bat and 101 other creatures that once walked the Earth.