Western skink

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

Eumeces skiltonianus, the Western Skink, is a plentiful, shy, somewhat obscure lizard that occupies the United States in areas west of the Rocky Mountains. More

Western skink in San Diego, California Skink in South Carolina Skink, BSD City, Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia. More

The Western Skink (Eumeces skiltonianus) is a small, smooth-scaled lizard with relatively small limbs, measuring about 100 to 200 mm long. It is one of five species of lizards in Canada.Western skinks are very adaptable. They spend much of their day basking in the sun. More

General DescriptionThe western skink has a shiny appearance because the body is covered in smooth and shiny, rounded scales. The dorsal coloration consists of brown, black, and golden-yellow or cream longitudinal stripes extending from the nose to the anterior portion of the tail. More

The Western Skink is difficult to see without exploring its hiding places under logs, stones, and debris. These skinks are most active in late afternoon and can be heard rustling about in search of beetles, crickets, spiders, and sow bugs. The tail breaks if grabbed. More

Overview The Western Skink (Eumeces skiltonianus) is a small, smooth-scaledScale (zoology)In most biological nomenclature, a scale is a small rigid plate that grows out of an animal's skin to provide protection. More

The Western Skink is a secretive and very agile lizard that forages actively through leaf litter and dense vegetation, preying upon small invertebrates including spiders,a variety of insects and sow bugs. More

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Western Skink, EUMECES SKILTONIANUS, emerging from behind the bush is below: Western Skink, EUMECES SKILTONIANUS In this part of the world there's only one skink species with a blue tail, so identifying it was pretty easy. More

During winter, Western Skinks hibernate in communal dens (hibernacula). Skinks don’t appear to be particular about whom they bed down with: there are records of Western Skinks hibernating not only with other skinks, but also with Northwestern Alligator Lizards, Rubber Boas, and possibly Rattlesnakes. More

The Western 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

Western skinks can grow to over 20 cm in length and have black brown and beige stripes from nose to tail. Juveniles have a bright blue tail that eventually turns grey. The western skink looks shiny because it’s covered in smooth and glossy scales. More

The Western Skink feeds on a variety of insects, their larvae, spiders, and earthworms. More

tail, the Western Skink also has brown/black markings separated with white stripes. There are two regional variations of the Western Skink occurring in our area. More

The Western Skink is conspicuously smooth-bodied. The head merges imperceptibly into the 'shoulder' region, and the body and tail are evenly and finely tapered to the slender tip of the latter. More

A Western Skink similar to what may occur at the Presidio. Natural History: This lizard is found mostly in open disturbed areas. It is secretive by nature but is fairly active under cover. Its diet includes a variety of insects. More

western skinkwestern skink - found in western North American grasslands and open woodlandsEumeces skiltonianusscincid, scincid lizard, skink - alert agile lizard with reduced limbs and an elongated body covered with shiny scales; more dependent on moisture than most lizards; found in tropical regions More

The western skink (Eumeces skiltonianus) occurs throughout much of the western United States, as well as in parts of Baja California and southwestern Canada. More

The Western Skink is found in (but not necessarily limited to) the United States of America. It is both a carnivore and an omnivore. In general, species from the squamata order are spread throughout the world. More

Young western skinks and some related species have amazingly bright blue tails. The general consensus is that this attracts the attention of predators towards the disposable tail and away from the significantly less disposable head and body. More

Common names

Eslizón occidental in Spanish - español
western skink in English - English

Order : Squamata
Family : Scincidae
Genus : Eumeces
Species : Eumeces skiltonianus
Authority : Baird and Girard, 1852