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Gilbert’s Skink

The Gilbert’s Skink is a medium-sized, heavy-bodied lizard endemic to a limited region in five different local subspecies, viz., the Arizona skink, the variegated skink, the greater brown skink, the northern brown skink, and the western red-tailed skink.

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

    Length/Size 7 to 12 cm (3 to 4.5 in), including tail
    Body Coloration Can have a wide range of body colors including green, grey, olive or brown
    Range/Distribution Southwestern United States
    Habitat Wide variety of habitats, from grassland to open chaparral or open pine forests, especially under rocks or rotting logs
    Diet/Food Insect and non-insect arthropods, species of small lizards, etc.
    Breeding Season Winter
    Clutch Size 3 to 9 eggs
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous

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    Published on January 14th 2019 by under Skinks. Article was last reviewed on 10th January 2019.

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