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skink

Plestiodon

Description:

About 3 inches long. I can tell that it's tail came off before I found it. I do not know it's gender.

Habitat:

I found it on a tree, sunning itself. If you look him up, you will find out what his complete habitat is.

Notes:

I kept him in a 10 gallon terarium with leaves, moss, and lot's of dirt. It liked to burrow.

No species ID suggestions

1 Comment

Diddlebop
Diddlebop 3 years ago

thank you. i only cept it for a week so its back in the wild now.

AshleyT
AshleyT 4 years ago

This is not a coal skink. Coal skinks have a black stripe on the side. This is a skink in the genus Plestiodon, but without counting the upper lip scales or examining the scales under the tail, you can't tell which species it is. You have 3 very similar looking options you are in range for. Broadhead skink (Plestiodon laticeps), five-lined skink (Plestiodon fasciatus), or southeastern five-lined skink (Plestiodon inexpectatus). It is an adult female of whichever species it is. If you still have it in your possession, I can tell you what to get photos of to ID it. Though it really should be kept in the wild where you found it

Virginia, USA

Lat: 37.51, Long: -77.95

Spotted on Mar 31, 2015
Submitted on Apr 6, 2015

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