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Skinks of India by ZSI

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  • Categories
    World Affairs
  • Published
    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.