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Bermuda Skink

The Bermuda skink is a highly endangered species of reptiles with a dwindling population. These small size skinks are found in a very limited area in the island of Bermuda. These creatures, unlike other skinks, cannot climb trees, but excel in climbing stone walls and rocks.

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

    Other Names Bermuda rock skink, rock lizard
    Length/Size 75 – 85 mm (snout-vent)
    Body Coloration Dorsal side is dark brown or black, while ventral surface is pinkish to light gray
    Range/Distribution Bermuda
    Habitat Prefers living in rocky, coastal areas
    Diet/Food Insects; sometimes the fruits of the prickly pear cactus
    Breeding Season Early spring to summer
    Clutch Size 2-5 live young
    Mode of Reproduction Ovoviviparous
    IUCN Conservation Status Critically Endangered

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    Published on December 30th 2018 by under Skinks. Article was last reviewed on 17th June 2019.

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