Family: Scincidae (skinks) 

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Genera native to southern Africa

Acontias (greater legless skinks)

 

Acontophiops

One species recorded in southern Africa - Acontophiops lineatus (Woodbush legless skink).

 

Afroablepharis (snake-eyed skinks)

Two species native to southern Africa.

Cryptoblepharus

 

 

Lygosoma (writhing skinks)

One species recorded in southern Africa - Lygosoma lanceolatum (Bazaruto writhing skink)

 

Melanoseps

One species recorded in southern Africa - Melanoseps ater

 

Microacontias (legless skinks - part)

 

Mochlus

 

Proscelotes (slender skinks)

 

 

Scelotes (dwarf burrowing skinks)

 

Scoloseps

One species recorded in southern Africa - Scolecoseps boulengeri.

 

Sepsina (savannah burrowing skinks)

 

 

Trachylepis

 

Typhlacontias (western burrowing skinks)

 

 

Typhlosaurus (blind legless skinks)

 

 

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