Significance to humans

Skinks are important insectivores in many natural habitats. Some large species, such as Corucia, are commonly kept as pets. Others were once considered to have medicinal value.

Blind Legless Skink

1. Prickly forest skink (Gnypetoscincus queenslandiae); 2. Striped blind legless skink (Typhlosaurus lineatus); 3. Sandfish (Scincus scincus); 4. Menetia greyii; 5. Broad-headed skink (Eumeces laticeps); 6. Striped skink (Mabuya striata). (Illustration by Barbara Duperron)

Cyclodomorphus Branchialis

1. Broad-banded sand swimmer (Eremiascincus richardsonii); 2. Bobtail (Tiliqua rugosa); 3. Cyclodomorphus branchialis; 4. Night skink (Egernia striata); 5. Prehensile-tailed skink (Corucia zebrata); 6. Fourteen-lined comb eared skink (Ctenotus quattuordecimlineatus). (Illustration by Barbara Duperron)

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