Common Five-lined Skink (juvenile)

The following gallery features photos of a Common Five-lined Skink (Plestiodon fasciatus) spotted during a photowalk through Huntley Meadows Park on 27 September 2013. The species name fasciatus

… is derived from the Latin word fascia meaning “stripe” and the Latin suffix -inus meaning “pertaining to.” Source Credit: Virginia Herpetological Society.

This individual is a juvenile as indicated by its dark brown color and bright blue tail.

Editor’s Note: This is Part 1 in a five-part series of posts featuring two types of lizards commonly seen at Huntley Meadows Park: Broad-headed Skinks; and Common Five-lined Skinks. Next post: “Common Five-lined Skink (adult male).”

Copyright © 2014 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

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