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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.

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1 Comment

Diddlebop
Diddlebop 4 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

Diddlebop
Spotted by
Diddlebop

Virginia, USA

Lat: 37.51, Long: -77.95

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

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