Common Five-lined Skink (adult male)

The following gallery features photos of a Common Five-lined Skink (Plestiodon fasciatus) spotted during a photowalk through Huntley Meadows Park on 10 May 2012. This individual is an adult male.

Common Five-lined Skinks are similar to Broad-headed Skinks (Plestiodon laticeps) in shape and size. Their coloration and markings can be similar too; a field marker can be used to differentiate the two species.

Editor’s Note: This is Part 2 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: “Skink stump.”

Copyright © 2014 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

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