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Plestiodon fasciatus; Great Plains Skink   

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Plestiodon fasciatus
Plestiodon fasciatus
Great Plains Skink
Photographer: George W. Robinson
Organization: California Academy of Sciences
Collection: CalAcademy

ID: 0091 3183 0938 0016 (2001-03-07)

Copyright © 2001 California Academy of Sciences

  • date of photo  unknown
  • location   not provided
  • CalAcademy slide #   T 15152
  • photo category: Animal - Reptile

  • common names   Great Plains Skink, Five-lined Skink (ITIS ) Great Plains Skink (photographer)
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  • Reviewers' comments about this photo (review or add another comment)
    1. Reviewed by Ryan L. Rehmeier    Jun 1, 2002

    Action: changed name from "Eumeces obsoletus" to "Eumeces fasciatus "

    Reviewer's comments:
         "This is a five-lined skink (most likely an adult female), because of the conspicuous longitudinal stripes down the body and the gray tail. Eumeces obsoletus tends to have a more uniform coloration overall; stripes are rare and occur only when the brown or black edging of the light tan scales lines up. Then the stripes are numerous and thin, not wide and distinct as in the five-lined skink above.

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