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Five Lined Skink

Plestiodon fasciatus

Description:

The (American) Five-lined Skink (Eumeces fasciatus) is one of the most common lizards in the eastern U.S. and one of the seven species of lizards in Canada. Other common names include Blue-tailed Skink (for juveniles) and Red-headed Skink (for adults).

Habitat:

Woodland area next to a rock cliff.

Notes:

Great Falls Park in Va.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Wilsons
Wilsons 7 years ago
Five Lined Skink
Plestiodon fasciatus


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2 Comments

flybeasley
flybeasley 7 years ago

Thank you everyone for the ID help. It has been updated.

ShellyCox
ShellyCox 7 years ago

That is a juvenile male 5-lined skink

flybeasley
Spotted by
flybeasley

Great Falls, Virginia, USA

Spotted on Aug 4, 2012
Submitted on Aug 5, 2012

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