Brief introduction and history
The word skink has derived from other lizards which are there in the dessert. Skinks are also lizards, and they belong to the family of Scincidae and a group of reptiles called infra-order Scincidae. They belong to one of the most diverse families of lizards. These creatures first appeared in fossil records about 140 million years ago. Some of these species love spending time in trees and greenery. Some people keep skinks as a pet and enjoy their presence. They are dependent on the type of habitat and according to the food around them.