Great plains skink

The Great plains 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 Great Plains Skink (Eumeces obsoletus) is — together with the Broad-headed Skink — the largest skink of the genus Eumeces. It reaches a length of 9 to 13 cm (3.5 to 5 inches) from snout to vent or up to nearly 34 cm (13. More

The Great Plains Skink is the largest skink in the eastern or central US. Unlike other skinks, the scales on the sides of this species are not arranged in parallel rows, but rather in oblique (diagonal) rows. More

Great Plains Skinks grow to a total length of 6 1/2 - 9 inches. They have long bodies and small legs adapted for burrowing. They range in color from light tan to light gray, and their scales have dark edges, giving them a striped appearance. Their underparts are whitish-gray. More

Great Plains Skink (Plestiodon obsoletus) = Description Habitats Habits and Life History Prey and Hunting Techniques Temperament and Defense Conservation State Distribution and Abundance Gallery More

Seldom seen Great Plains skinks are surprising backyard finds = Published: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 11:39 PM CDTOne of the marvelous benefits of working as a naturalist with children is utilizing dozens of extra eyes in exploring a habitat. More

photograph of great plains skinkGreat Plains Skink Eumeces obsoletus = Body length: 3 1/2 - 5 1/2" Diet: Insects, spiders, mollusks, and other lizards Great Plains skinks are easily recognized by their shiny scales and More

Great Plains Skink (Plestiodon obsoletus) Arizona Adult. Cochise County, AZ Great Plains Skink (Plestiodon obsoletus) Arizona Cochise Co., AZ Great Plains Skink (Plestiodon obsoletus) Arizona Juvenile. Gila Co. More

Great Plains SkinkGreat Plains Skink Eumeces obsoletus Description This the largest skink in the Midwestern United States, measuring 6 More

have found as many as eight Great Plains Skinks in one morning. (To see a photo of a Great Plains Skink, type in the name into the search box at left. Both adult and immature forms are on the website. More

The Great Plains skink is the largest North American skink, a kind of lizard. Skinks are terrestrial (living on land) and accomplished burrowers, often forming dugouts under rocks or similar cover where they spend most of the time. More

great plains skink in grass A Great Plains Skink out for a stroll in the grass. More

The Great Plains Skink is from the order Squamata. Species from this order are amphisbaenians, lizards or snakes. There are over 6,000 living species belonging to the squamata order - it is the largest order of all reptiles. More

Common names

Eslizón de la Gran Planicie in Spanish - español
great plains skink in English - English
PrairieSkink in Dutch - Nederlands
Spitzkopfskink in German - Deutsch

Picture of Eumeces obsoletus has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike license.
Original source: Animal Diversity Web
Author: United States Fish and Wildlife Service
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Order : Squamata
Family : Scincidae
Genus : Eumeces
Species : Eumeces obsoletus
Authority : Baird and Girard, 1852