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Bill Branch, PhD
Class Reptilia Order Squamata Suborder Sauria Family Scincidae
Tiny to moderately large lizards, both limbed and limbless, usually with smooth scales
0.9-19.3 in (23-490 mm) in snout-vent length
Number of genera, species
126+ genera; about 1,400 species
Extinct: 3 species; Critically Endangered: 2 species; Endangered: 3 species; Vulnerable: 21 species; Lower Risk/Near Threatened: 5 species; Data Deficient: 7 species
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