Sand skinks are small lizards that live beneath the surface in the sandy soil in the central ridges of Florida. Sand skinks live in the parts of Florida that have higher elevation. Sand skinks are a protected species because they only exist in the sandy Florida habitat and nowhere else on the planet. Many scientists argue that sand skinks should be removed from the protection list, sighting a study that found that sand skinks exist in sandy soils in more habitats than were originally thought.
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