Seps tridactylus
Skink Skink, n. [L. scincus, Gr. ????.] [Written also {scink}.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of regularly scaled harmless lizards of the family {Scincid[ae]}, common in the warmer parts of all the continents. [1913 Webster]

Note: The officinal skink ({Scincus officinalis}) inhabits the sandy plains of South Africa. It was believed by the ancients to be a specific for various diseases. A common slender species ({Seps tridactylus}) of Southern Europe was formerly believed to produce fatal diseases in cattle by mere contact. The American skinks include numerous species of the genus {Eumeces}, as the blue-tailed skink ({E. fasciatus}) of the Eastern United States. The ground skink, or ground lizard ({Oligosoma laterale}) inhabits the Southern United States. [1913 Webster]


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  • E fasciatus — Skink Skink, n. [L. scincus, Gr. ????.] [Written also {scink}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of regularly scaled harmless lizards of the family {Scincid[ae]}, common in the warmer parts of all the continents. [1913 Webster] Note: The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oligosoma laterale — Skink Skink, n. [L. scincus, Gr. ????.] [Written also {scink}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of regularly scaled harmless lizards of the family {Scincid[ae]}, common in the warmer parts of all the continents. [1913 Webster] Note: The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scincus officinalis — Skink Skink, n. [L. scincus, Gr. ????.] [Written also {scink}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of regularly scaled harmless lizards of the family {Scincid[ae]}, common in the warmer parts of all the continents. [1913 Webster] Note: The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scink — Skink Skink, n. [L. scincus, Gr. ????.] [Written also {scink}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of regularly scaled harmless lizards of the family {Scincid[ae]}, common in the warmer parts of all the continents. [1913 Webster] Note: The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Skink — Skink, n. [L. scincus, Gr. ????.] [Written also {scink}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of regularly scaled harmless lizards of the family {Scincid[ae]}, common in the warmer parts of all the continents. [1913 Webster] Note: The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Сепсы — (Seps) род ящериц из семейства сцинковых (Scincidae), с длинным змееобразным телом на крошечных ножках, представляющих у различных видов различную степень развития. У обыкновенного южно европейского вида, С. трехпалого (Seps chalcides s.… …   Энциклопедический словарь Ф.А. Брокгауза и И.А. Ефрона

  • Aalschleiche — (Seps Daudin.), Gattung der Schlangeneidechsen (der Skinke bei Cuvier); Leib lang, dünn, ziegelartig geschuppt; Füße sehr kurz, dünn, nach vorn u. hinten weit auseinander stehend, dreizehig; kriechen schnell. Arten: a) Schlangen (Aal ) Schleiche… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Erzschleiche — (Chalcides Wiegm.), Eidechsengattung aus der Familie der Erzschleichen (Chalcididae), langgestreckte Tiere mit vier stummelhaften sehr kurzen und dünnen, fünf bis einzehigen Füßen und mit regelmäßig beschildertem Kopf. Die elf Arten finden sich… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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