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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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But Ariel only interacts with the other three Berber Skinks that he lives with.
Blue tongue skinks are a ground dwelling species found in Indonesia and Australia.
The skinks, which are found across Australia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, are camouflaged, thus the use of the tongue adds as a last survival attempt.
Four reptiles were recorded in one reserve: Bougainville's Skink Lerista bougainvillii, Eastern Three-lined Skink Acritoscincus duperreyi, Southern Water Skink Eulamprus tympanum and White-lipped Snake Drysdalia coronoides.
Separate linear regressions were used to assess whether the percent of tunnels tracked by weta per transect per year was related to the percent tracked by i) skink and ii) gecko.
He first encounters Skink when he is waiting for Malley on the beach that night.
/ It really is true-y." Without seeming to teach, the story gives readers knowledge of a skink's behaviour, predators and defenses.
The researchers found three new species, including a leaf-tailed gecko, a golden-coloured skink, and a boulder-dwelling frog, that were previously unknown to science.
It included a bizarre looking leaf-tail gecko, a golden-coloured skink and a boulder-dwelling frog, none of them ever seen before.
Stewie the Blue is a special skink with a beautiful blue tail.
The meal will begin with Cullen Skink - smoked haddock and potato soup - before the piper recites Robbie Burns's eight verse poem Address to a Haggis.
One of Hiassen's most memorable characters is Clinton Tyree, also known as "Skink" or "Captain." A former football star, decorated Vietnam vet and English professor, the charismatic and handsome Tyree is elected governor of Florida.