Skinks of India by ZSI
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20th Oct, 2020
- “Skinks of India” is a recent publication by the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI)
- India is home to 62 species of skinks and about 57% of all the skinks found in India (33 species) are endemic.
- They are found in all kinds of habitats in the country, from the Himalayas to the coasts and from dense forests to the deserts.
- With 1,602 species of skinks across the world, making it the largest family of lizards, their occurrence in India is less than 4 % of the global diversity.
- What are Skinks? With long bodies, relatively small or no legs, no pronounced neck and glossy scales, skinks are common reptiles.
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