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Ground Skink

Scincella lateralis

Description:

The smallest Skink in New Jersey, the back is often a golden brown bordered by black striping.

Habitat:

Pineland habitat.

Notes:

Highly fossorial, a rare find in the month of January. One of four individuals found that day. Mild temps had them active.

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Matt Hampel
Spotted by
Matt Hampel

New Jersey, USA

Spotted on Jan 4, 2015
Submitted on Jan 25, 2015

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