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Noun1.scincid - alert agile lizard with reduced limbs and an elongated body covered with shiny scalesscincid - alert agile lizard with reduced limbs and an elongated body covered with shiny scales; more dependent on moisture than most lizards; found in tropical regions worldwide
lizard - relatively long-bodied reptile with usually two pairs of legs and a tapering tail
Eumeces skiltonianus, western skink - found in western North American grasslands and open woodlands
Eumeces callicephalus, mountain skink - frequents oak and pine habitats in rocky mountainous areas of United States southwest and Mexico
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Borges-Landaez PA and Shine R (2003) Influence of toe-clipping on running speed in Eulamprus quoyii, an Australian scincid lizard.
2010 A new species of scincid lizard (genus Sphenomorphus) from Palawan Island, Philippines.
The systematic significance of the number of presacral vertebrae in the scincid lizard genus Mabuya.
Melville, "Competition and character displacement in two species of scincid lizards," Ecology Letters, vol.
Shine, "The influence of hydric environments during egg incubation on embryonic heart rates and offspring phenotypes in a scincid lizard (Lampropholis guichenoti)," Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology, vol.
The adaptive significance of color pattern polymorphism in the Australian Scincid Lizard Lampropholis delicata.
RESULTS AND DISCUSSION--The collection of Pleistoceneage bones of lizards from Fowlkes Cave contains six or more taxa conservatively including one species of crotaphytid, three or more species of phrynosomatids, one scincid, and one teiid.
Clutch size in the tropical scincid lizard Emoia sanfordi, a species endemic to the Vanuatu Archipelago.
The Australian scincid lizard Menetia greyii: a new instance of widespread vertebrate parthenogenesis.
Melanoseps loveridgei is a wide-ranging fossorial savanna scincid lizard known from south-eastern Katanga in Democratic Republic of Congo, northern Mozambique, through eastern to northern Tanzania.