Skinks look roughly like true lizards, but most species have no pronounced neck and their legs are relatively small; several genera (e.g., Typhlosaurus) have no limbs at all. Some other genera, such as Neoseps, have reduced limbs, lacking forelegs, and with fewer than five toes (digits) on each foot. In such species, their locomotion resembles that of snakes more than that of lizards with well-developed limbs. Most species of skinks have long, tapering tails they can shed if a predator grabs the tail. Such species generally can regenerate the lost part of a tail, though imperfectly. Species with stumpy tails have no special regenerative abilities.

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  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourover 1 year ago

    Gosh Chris you were very lucky to capture this chap, very well captured

  • We were sitting on the beach having lunch at a restaurant when I noticed the skink – I’m glad you like the shot

    – missmoneypenny

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 1 year ago

    amazing capture Chris!

  • Thanks Charmiene – this is the first time I’ve ever seen a skink in the wild. Thanks for the fave too

    – missmoneypenny

  • Carol Bleasdale
    Carol Bleasdaleover 1 year ago

    A great capture Chris!

  • Thank you Carol

    – missmoneypenny

  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castroover 1 year ago

    great capture

  • Thank you :O)

    – missmoneypenny

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