Southeastern five-lined skink

The Southeastern five-lined skink is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Southeastern five-lined skink (Eumeces inexpectatus) is a common skink in the southeastern United States. Its scientific name E. inexpectatus ("the unexpected") is possibly a reference to the unexpected discovery of this species. More

southeastern five-lined skink has uniform-sized scales on the tail undersurface, and five-lined skinks have an enlarged middle scale row. More

The southeastern five-lined skink is the only one normally found in scrub. It can be differentiated from the eastern five-lined skink ( E. fasciatus ) and the larger broad-headed skink ( E . More

name suggests, southeastern five-lined skinks have five characteristic narrow stripes along their bodies that become lighter with age. The middle stripe tends to be narrower than the others, and the dark areas between stripes are black in young skinks but become brown with age. More

The Southeastern Five-lined Skink is common rangewide. Description - The Southeastern Five-lined Skink is a medium-sized (14–21.6 cm) lizard. Young specimens have five yellow or white longitudinal stripes on a black background and a blue tail. More

southeastern five-lined skinks usually have five light stripes on a brown or black background. Adult males often develop orange-brown coloration on their head, especially during the spring breeding season. More

Southeastern five-lined skinks have scales in this row that are nearly equal in width to adjacent scale rows, especially at the base in a non-regenerated portion of tail. More

Southeastern Five-lined Skink (Plestiodon inexpectatus, formerly Eumeces inexpectatus) Broadhead Skink (Plestiodon laticeps, formerly Eumeces laticeps) Three species of Lined Skinks (Plestiodon) are native to South Carolina. All three species may potentially be found throughout the state. More

This picture of a juvenile Southeastern Five-lined Skink was taken in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. As the skink ages, it's stripes will fade, and it's tale will change to a more natural color (see below). More

southeastern five-lined skink, and are particularly common in bottomland forests and along wooded river margins. Habits: Five-lined skinks may be found on the ground or in trees, but are generally less arboreal (tree dwelling) than broadhead skinks. More

southeastern five-lined skinks do not have an enlarged row of scales under the tail. Additionally, broadhead skinks are usually larger and five-lined skink usually inhabit moister habitats. Range and Habitat: Southeastern five-lined skinks range throughout South Carolina and all but extreme northern Georgia. More

The southeastern five-lined skink is a large shiny lizard, up to 21 cm (8 in) long. Females are dark, chocolate brown with five yellowish-white stripes down the back. Males may be lighter brown with lighter stripes. More

Southeastern Five-lined Skink (Plestiodon inexpectatus) Finally, more than five years later, I stumbled across a second one of these relatively common skinks, and this one was a little more cooperative. It was basking on the boardwalk in the morning sun. More

Common names

southeastern five-lined skink in English - English

Order : Squamata
Family : Scincidae
Genus : Eumeces
Species : Eumeces inexpectatus
Authority : Taylor, 1932