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Five-Lined Skink (male)

Eumeces fasciatus


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.


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


Juveniles of this species have bright/cobalt blue tails.

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Columbia, Missouri, USA

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

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