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Broad-headed Skink

Plestiodon laticeps


Please let me know if I've identified this right. Your input would be greatly appreciated. We were at the Louisiana State Welcome Center and came across this guy. Haven't seen them around San Antonio or Austin.


Southeastern United States, avoiding much of the Appalachian Mountains. Its range extends from southeastern Pennsylvania, central Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, and eastern Kanas south to eastern Texas, the Gulf Coast, and central Florida. An isolated population may occur in northeastern Indiana (record could represent an atypical E. fasciatus juvenile; Minton 2001 ). Isolated questionable records exist west of established range in western Oklahoma and central Texas, and to the south in southern Florida (Cooper 1988).

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Vidor, Texas, USA

Spotted on Nov 28, 2013
Submitted on Nov 28, 2013

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