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  southeastern five lined skink   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Southeastern five-lined Skink (Eumeces inexpectatus) is a common skink in the southeastern United States.
Southeastern five-lined Skinks are common inhabitants of wooded areas of the southeastern United States.
Southeastern five-lined Skinks are oviparous; the clutch size varies from 6 to 12, with the number of eggs diminishing with higher latitudes.
www.yourencyclopedia.net /southeastern_five_lined_skink.html   (313 words)

  
 Skink - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Skinks are reptilians belonging to suborder Sauria, and there to the superfamily Scincomorpha, the same as the true lizards.
Most skinks are medium sized with a maximum length from the snout to the vent of some 12 cm, although there are a few that grow to larger sizes, such as the Corucia, which can reach 35 cm from snout to vent.
Skinks are generally carnivorous; many feed on smaller invertebrates.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /skink.htm   (322 words)

  
 Eumeces - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The skink regrows an autotomized tail, which then usually has the same color as the rest of the body and typically is also shorter than the original tail.
Like other reptiles, these skinks are "cold-blooded" — they are ectothermic animals: their metabolism cannot regulate their body temperature.
Finally, there is Eumeces gaigeae, the "Variable Skink" in North America: researchers seem to be unclear about this skink, it is sometimes listed as a separate species, and sometimes as a subspecies of Eumeces multivirgatus, either as Eumeces multivirgatus gaigeae or as Eumeces multivirgatus epipleurotus.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Blue-tailed+skink   (519 words)

  
 Southeastern five-lined Skink   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A lizard the Five-lined Skink (Eumeces fasciatus) is slightly smaller than the southeastern skink and has broader stripes.
Southeastern five-lined Skinks are common inhabitants of areas of the southeastern United States.
Southeastern five-lined Skinks are oviparous ; the clutch size varies from 6 12 with the number of eggs diminishing higher latitudes.
www.freeglossary.com /Eumeces_inexpectatus   (537 words)

  
 Gallery of Scrub Animals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Five-lined skinks have blue tails as juveniles and many people believe they are poisonous, some even calling them "scorpions." Of course they are not poisonous and there is no evidence that cats are poisoned by eating them.
Five-lined skinks spend most of their time on the ground, under leaf litter and rotting logs where they forage on any small invertebrates, spiders, insects, etc., they can find.
Skinks are themselves eaten by snakes, birds-of-prey and mammals such as raccoons, skunks, possums, foxes and house cats.
www.floridata.com /tracks/scrub/animals/eum_inex.htm   (183 words)

  
 Skinks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Skinks are generally alert and active diurnal lizards but tend to be secretive, spending much time foraging under leaf litter.
Most skinks are small, usually not exceeding 200 mm (8 in) in total length, but a few species are larger, and the Solomon Islands giant skink, Corucia zebrata, may exceed 600 mm (24 in).
Some skinks are notable because the female remains with her eggs for up to 6 weeks, until they hatch.Babies are fl with yellow stripes and a bright blue tail.
www.kaweahoaks.com /html/skinks.htm   (502 words)

  
 NSiS: Florida Wildlife - Skinks
Mole skinks all burrow underground in loose sand.
The Southern Coal Skink, Eumeces anthracinus pluvialis, is found on moist hillsides of deciduous and pine woods in the western panhandle.
It is brown with five light stripes extending from the nose to the tail.
www.nsis.org /wildlife/rept/liz-skink.html   (571 words)

  
 Southeastern Five-Lined Skink
Southeastern five-lined skinks are moderately large lizards with short legs and a streamlined body.
This species is very similar in appearance to the five-lined skink and broadhead skink and is usually only identifiable by close examination of the scales: unlike the other two species, southeastern five-lined skinks do not have an enlarged row of scales under the tail.
Southeastern five-lined skinks prefer drier habitats that the similar five-lined skink, and are particularly common in dry pine forests and in coastal areas.
www.uga.edu /srelherp/lizards/eumine.htm   (441 words)

  
 Five-Lined Skink
This species is very similar in appearance to the southeastern five-lined skink and broadhead skink and is usually only identifiable by close examination of the scales: five-lined skinks have an enlarged row of scales under the tail and four labial (along the upper lip between the nose and eye) scales.
Five-lined skinks may be found in almost any habitat, but are most common in wooded areas with an abundance of fallen trees and stumps to hide in.
Five-lined skinks prefer moister habitats that the similar southeastern five-lined skink, and are particularly common in bottomland forests and along wooded river margins.
www.uga.edu /srelherp/lizards/eumfas.htm   (440 words)

  
 sefive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
There are three species of skinks in Tennessee that closely resemble each other and may only be told apart by close examination of the scale patterns.
Juveniles are brightly colored and have five light stripes on a fl, shiny body and a bright blue tail.
This skink can be distinguished from the other two by examining the underside of the tail; all of the scales are of similar size.
tnlizard.homestead.com /sefive.html   (213 words)

  
 BROAD-HEADED SKINK
A bite from a skink is no more than a harmless pinch however, ingesting one of these lizards can make some animals very sick.
Female skinks lay from 8 to 12 eggs in the early spring in a rotten log or stump.
Skinks will guard their eggs for a couple of months until the 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 inch long hatchlings emerge.
www.uga.edu /srel/broad.htm   (283 words)

  
 Five-lined Skink -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Young five-lined skinks are dark brown to fl with five distinctive white to yellowish stripes running along the body and a bright blue tail.
The range of the Five-lined Skink extends in the north to southern (A prosperous and industrialized province in central Canada) Ontario, the lower peninsula of (A midwestern state in north central United States in the Great Lakes region) Michigan and eastern (A Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies) New York.
The breeding season of the Five-lined Skink is in spring.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/F/Fi/Five-lined_Skink.htm   (291 words)

  
 Five-lined Skink - North Carolina   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Young five-lined skinks have five white or yellowish stripes on a fl ground color and a bright blue tail.
Five-lined skinks can be distinguished from the southeastern five-lined skinks by a row of enlarged scales under the tail and from broadhead skinks by smaller size and four labial scales instead of five.
Reproduction: Five-lined skinks generally mates in spring and lay 6 to 10 eggs in nests which are usually in rotten stumps or logs, sawdust piles, or beneath sheltering objects.
www.herpsofnc.org /herps_of_NC/lizards/Eum_fas.html   (258 words)

  
 * Skink - (Reptile & Amphibian): Definition
This skink feeds primarily on invertebrates, such as insects, snails, and amphipods, but will also eat lizards, including the young of their own species.
The Northern Coal Skink is 5 - 7 inches in length.
Skinks are used to their habitat in the Solomon Islands, located near the equator, and should be given a 12-hour photoperiod each day.
en.mimi.hu /reptile/skink.html   (713 words)

  
 * Five-lined Skink - (Reptile & Amphibian): Definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Five-lined skinks are moderately large lizards with short legs and a streamlined body...
Skinks are among the fastest reptiles in the world, and when encountered they dart quickly for cover.
This is a medium-sized skink that grows to a maximum snout-vent length of 3.4 inches (86 mm) and a maximum total length of 8...
www.mimihu.com /reptile/fivelined_skink.html   (326 words)

  
 VDGIF > Wildlife > Species > southeastern five-lined skink
This is a medium-sized skink with a maximum snout-vent length of 3.1 inches (79 mm) and a maximum total length of 7.6 inches (194 mm) in Virginia.
The five lines are white to orange in color against a fl to brown background.
This skink is found around man-made structures, edges of fields and woods, urban woodlots, dry pine forests, mixed pine-hardwood forests, early stage of lowland pine communities, and sawdust piles.
www.dgif.state.va.us /wildlife/species/display.asp?id=030005   (273 words)

  
 ACE Basin Species Gallery: Southeastern Five-lined Skink   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Southeastern five-lined skinks belong to the family Scincidae, one of the two largest families of lizards.
Southeastern five-lined skinks are common inhabitants of wooded areas of the southeastern United States They are commonly found in small islands off the southeastern coast even in the absence of fresh water and vegetation.
However, the new tail differs from the original in that it has a cartilaginous rod for support instead of vertebrae, its scales are of different size and shape, and its musculature and color are different.
www.csc.noaa.gov /acebasin/specgal/skinkso.htm   (414 words)

  
 VDGIF > Wildlife > Species > five-lined skink
This is a medium-sized skink that grows to a maximum snout-vent length of 3.4 inches (86 mm) and a maximum total length of 8.5 inches (215 mm).
The tail breaks off when the skink is attacked, and it continues to wriggle for some time to distract the predator further.
This skink feeds predominantly on spiders, with the specific choice dependent on the size of the lizard and the availability of the prey.
www.dgif.state.va.us /wildlife/species/display.asp?id=030004   (291 words)

  
 Five Lined Skinks (eumeces fasciatus)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The difference between the five lined and the the southeastern variant is the scales on the underside of the tails.
The southeastern variant has uniform size scales under the tail, but in the standard five-lined, the middle row of scales under the tails is larger.
We were able to check the undersides when they hang from the screen, and their middle rows of scales are about twice as wide as the rest of the rows.
www.dearmey.com /tom/skinks.html   (535 words)

  
 Lizards In Southwest Florida
Skinks are smooth, shiny, active lizards that may be seen scurrying quickly along the ground in search for insects.
This skink may get to be five inches in length and is light brown with a wide dark stripe along its sides.
The ground skink is found in all habitats that have ground cover such as grass or leaves.
www.felid.org /activities/page_45.htm   (677 words)

  
 Many-lined Skink -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The latter is sometimes treated as a separate species Eumeces epipleurotus or Eumeces gaigeae ((United States composer and music critic (1885-1966)) Taylor 1935), or given as the subspecies E.m.
These names are in honor of a Helen Beulah Thompson Gaige (1890–1976), a (A zoologist who studies reptiles and amphibians) herpetologist from the (A university in Ann Arbor, Michigan) University of Michigan.
The Many-lined Skink is a medium-sized skink reaching a maximum length from snout to vent of about 7.5 (A radioactive transuranic metallic element; produced by bombarding plutonium with helium nuclei) cm (3 (A unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot) inches) and a total length of roughly 19 cm (about 7.5 in).
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/M/Ma/Many-lined_Skink.htm   (300 words)

  
 Checklist for Order Crocodilia - Amphibians & Reptiles of Cumberland Island, Georgia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This small, fossorial skink is found only in disturbed, sandy soils such as gardens and burrows.
Five-lined skinks are occasionally seen near rotting logs or wood, under boards, in trees, or in debris near buildings islandwide.
Less secretive than other skinks, broadheads are often seen basking on and around trees, buildings, and logs.
www.cimuseum.org /checklists/amp_rep_list3.html   (276 words)

  
 NASA Plans Return to Flight
The skink has 5 stripes, the number for a giant, such as Baal.
The scales of the skink represent the tiles of the NASA Orbiter.
The five stripes of the skink are the sign of a giant, such as Baal.
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 Broadhead Skink   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The broadhead skink is the largest of the skinks in the Park.
Subcaudal scales (immediately past the cloaca on the underside of the tail) of the Southeastern five-lined skink are all the same size, while broadhead skinks have an enlarged middle row of subcaudal scales.
We found broadhead skinks in the Cherokee, NC are of the Park, the first NC records from the Park.
www.dlia.org /atbi/species/animals/vertebrates/reptiles/squamata/scinicidae/Eumeces_laticeps.shtml   (515 words)

  
 Georgia Wildlife Web Site; reptiles: Eumeces fasciatus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Five-lined Skink is probably active year round in the most southern portions of its range, where it comes out on the warmest winter days.
The Five-lined Skink occurs over the eastern forested part of the United States as far northwest as Minnesota and northeast to New York, west to eastern Kansas and Texas.
The Broadhead Skink is much larger, has five upper labial scales in front of the subocular scale, and lacks postlabial scales.
museum.nhm.uga.edu /gawildlife/reptiles/squamata/lacertilia/scincidae/efasciatus.html   (409 words)

  
 Native Florida Lizards
The five lines fade as the skink ages.
I am able to identify the prior photo as a Southeastern Five-lined Skink because that is the only species of skink found in the Everglades, where I took the photo.
The Southeastern Five-lined Skink is the most common within the state of Florida; the Five-lined Skink is the least common.
www.southalley.com /album_lizard.html   (1101 words)

  
 Georgia Wildlife Web Site; reptiles: Lacertilia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This family is limited to Skinks, which occur on all continents in temperate and tropical climates.
The family is characterized by smooth, shiny scales that cover the body, and tails that break off easily.
Skinks use their tail-breaking ability as a mechanism for escape from predators.
museum.nhm.uga.edu /gawildlife/reptiles/squamata/lacertilia.html   (479 words)

  
 HerpSearch.com - USA's biggest reptile search engine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Skinks can use magic, though not so effectively as their ancient masters.
Skinks have a long, narrow pointed head, long body, and short legs.
Newly hatched Five-lined Skinks have five cream stripes on their iridescent...
www.herpsearch.com /?q=Skinks&s=570   (291 words)

  
 Garden Cat & Gilbert's Skink   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Of course ever since I caught my first skink when I was a little boy in Kentucky I've known that tails come off of certain skink species if you handle them, the idea being that predators are left gawking at the squirming tail while the rest of the animal slinks away.
This subspecies is known as the Northern Brown Skink and many authorities insist it should be classified as a distinct species, in which case it would be even more of a narrowly endemic species.
In other words, they are normal skinks, just that they happen to be endemic to such a limited area.
www.backyardnature.net /sierras/skinkgil.htm   (515 words)

  
 Southeastern Five-lined Skink (Eumeces inexpectatus)
The Southeastern Five-lined Skink was first reported by Taylor, 1932.
The Southeastern Five-lined Skink is found in (but not necessarily limited to) the United States of America.
The Southeastern Five-lined Skink is just one member of over 6000 from this order.
www.unitedstatesfauna.com /southeasternfivelinedskink.php   (199 words)

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