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Five-lined Skink

Eumeces fasciatus


Approx. 7 inches long. Dark brown stripes along with 5 tan stripes seem to indicate that this individual is a female.


Crossing a man-made wooden bridge that is part of Columbia, Missouri's Rails to Trails program. Surrounding wilderness is forested with several streams running through.


My skink taxonomic skills are rusty... any help is appreciated.

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1 Comment

MaryEvans2 8 years ago

I agree this is a female, as the males tend to have an orange (or red) head.
Beautiful spotting and photo.

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Missouri, USA

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

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