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Mole Skink

The Mole Skink is an American lizard that is small in size, and is spread across parts of USA in 5 distinct subspecies.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Lacertilia
    Infraorder Scincomorpha
    Family Scincidae
    Genus Plestiodon
    Species P. egregius
    Scientific Name Plestiodonegregius

    Length Varies between subspecies
    Coloration Primarily brownish, rest varies between subspecies
    Distribution Southeastern USA
    Habitat Mostly prefer living beneath leaf litter, logs, boards, and other cover objects
    Diet Cockroaches, spiders, crickets and other arthropods
    Breeding Season Winter
    Clutch Size 3-7 eggs
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on March 2nd 2017 by under Skinks. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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