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.
|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.|
|Clutch Size||3 to 9 eggs|
|Mode of Reproduction||Oviparous|
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Published on January 14th 2019 by staff under Skinks. Article was last reviewed on 10th January 2019.
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