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Five-lined Skink

Plestiodon fasciatus

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5 Comments

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 5 years ago

No problem. You have to see the scales under the tail and around the mouth to be able to get a specific ID on them. I would just go with Plestiodon spp.

LaurenL
LaurenL 5 years ago

My bad. Finger must have slipped on the app. I know skinks are reptiles haha. I didn't realize all those looked the same as juvies. I'll switch it to a broader species ID. Thanks.

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 5 years ago

We also 3 species ( Common five-lined, Southeastern five-lined and broad-headed) that look identical when they are young in Tennessee. I am curious as to how you determined which species this was?

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 5 years ago

This is a reptile and not an amphibian. I have moved it to the correct category for you.

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LaurenL
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LaurenL

Hendersonville, Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Jul 21, 2015
Submitted on Oct 12, 2015

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