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Sand Skink

Sand skink is a type of lizard found only in Florida in the United States. The species spends most of its time in underground burrows below the soil. It is the only member belonging to the monotypic genus Neoseps.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Sauria
    Infraorder Scincomorpha
    Family Scincidae
    Subfamily Scincinae
    Genus Neoseps
    Scientific Name Neoseps reynoldsi


    Other Names Florida Sand Skink
    Size 10 to 13 cm
    Color Gray to tan
    Distribution Central Florida
    Habitat Areas with sand pine vegetation, scrub habitat
    Diet Ground dwelling invertebrates like termites, spiders, beetle larvae, larval antlions
    Breeding Season February – May
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size Around 2 eggs
    Incubation Period Around 5 weeks
    Reproductive Age 1 to 2 years of age
    Average Lifespan 8 to 10 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Vulnerable

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    Published on November 14th 2016 by under Skinks. Article was last reviewed on 8th August 2018.

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