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Many-lined Skink

The Many-lined Skinks are lizard species known for their bright coloration and the motifs all over the body. They are found in parts of North America in distinct subspecies.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Family Scincidae
    Genus Plestiodon
    Species P. multivirgatus
    Scientific Name Plestiodon multivirgatus


    Length Around 19 cm (7.5 in)
    Coloration Golden yellowish to olive base, having patterns in black running from the head to the tail tip; the mouth area is bright orange
    Distribution Southern parts of South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, up to the south to Colorado’s Arkansas River
    Habitat Prefers living in sandy soil
    Diet Insects, ants and various other arthropods
    Clutch Size 3 to 9 eggs
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous

    Many-lined Skink Pictures Gallery

    Published on December 26th 2017 by under Skinks. Article was last reviewed on 5th January 2018.

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