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A species of skink. Please help, there are a few different things it could be and I would hate to leave it unclassified.
Brooker Creek Nature Preserve-flatwoods, marsh area
So should I just name is Skink and leave it at that? Responses from multiple people please.
The problem with calling it a broad-headed skink is that there is zero way to tell between it and southeastern five-lined skink based on these photos. This is an immature male and can be of either species and you have no way of knowing.
Thanks Ashley! When I was looking I thought maybe the broad-headed skink but I am not real familiar with them. I will tag him as that. If someone knows different I can always change the information.
The genus Jamie suggested is not found in North America. This is either a Southeastern Five-lined Skink or a Broad-headed Skink. The only way to tell them apart is by examining the underside of the tail. Five-lined Skinks are also very similar but are not found in this part of the state.
Spotted on Feb 23, 2014 Submitted on Feb 24, 2014
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