Common Five-lined Skink (sub-adult)

The following photos show a lizard spotted on 09 May 2013 during a photowalk at Meadowood Recreation Area, near the “Wood Thrush” trail-head. This individual is either a Common Five-lined Skink (Plestiodon fasciatus) or Southeastern Five-lined Skink (Plestiodon inexpectatus). None of the photos show a clear view of a field marker used to differentiate the two species. This lizard may be a sub-adult, as indicated by its lighter brown color and light blue tail.

Common Five-lined Skink (sub-adult)

Common Five-lined Skink (sub-adult)

Common Five-lined Skink (sub-adult)

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