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Skinks: Scincidae

Physical Characteristics, Habitat, Behavior And Reproduction, Skinks And People, Conservation Status, Prehensile-tailed Skink (corucia Zebrata): Species AccountsGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, DIET

PREHENSILE-TAILED SKINK (Corucia zebrata): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
BROAD-HEADED SKINK (Eumeces laticeps):SPECIES ACCOUNTS
SANDFISH (Scincus scincus): SPECIES ACCOUNTS

They live on land almost around the world, except for many islands in the ocean and very cold places, such as Antarctica and high up in mountains.

Most species enjoy insects. Some are rather picky eaters and prefer to eat one kind of insect. Some of the underground-living, legless skinks, for example, eat mostly termites. A few species of skinks, including bobtails and sandfish, mix some flowers and grains into their insect diets, and others, such as the prehensile-tailed skink, are strictly vegetarian.

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