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Five-Lined Skink (male)

Eumeces fasciatus

Description:

7 inches long. Lines aren't as well defined in older males, but the head is appropriately bright red-orange for breeding season. Head and body aren't stout enough to be Eumeces laticeps.

Habitat:

brushy, rocky hillside with lots of leaf litter and fallen twigs.

Notes:

Juveniles of this species have bright/cobalt blue tails.

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NeilDazet
Spotted by
NeilDazet

Columbia, Missouri, USA

Spotted on May 12, 2011
Submitted on May 13, 2011

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