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Five-lined Skink

Plestiodon fasciatus



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AshleyT 9 years ago
Five-lined Skink
Plestiodon fasciatus

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AshleyT 9 years ago

The only way to tell the broadhead skink and five-lined skink apart is by counting the number of upper labial scales. These are the scales on the upper link from the nose to the eye. Five-lined skinks have 4, broadhead skinks have 5. Yours has 4, making it a five-lined skink.

Additionally, I've been catching skinks in east Texas for quite some time now and of the hundreds I've caught, only one has been a broadhead skink. They are certainly not very common in Texas like they are in the eastern US

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Grays Prairie, Texas, USA

Spotted on May 1, 2014
Submitted on May 17, 2014

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