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California skink

Where can you find a skink in California?

Adult, Humboldt County. When this skink was discovered hiding under an object, it ran off, jumped into the water and quickly swam to get away. Adult found along the American River in Rancho Cordova, Sacramento County. These adult skinks from the Palos Verdes Peninsula in Los Angeles County have a paler body color than most.

Where can I find Skilton's skink Plestiodon in California?

In California, this subspecies is found throughout the northern part of the state, and in the northern Sierra Nevada and foothills, in the north and south coast mountain ranges, extending south to coastal San Diego County where P. s. interparietalis takes over.

What kind of skink is a toothy skink?

Toothy Skinks, genus Plestiodon, have smooth shiny cycloid scales that are reinforced with bone. Plestiodon skiltonianus is shown here. These adult skinks (presumably a male and a female) were observed in courting behaviour at the edge of a trail in Santa Clara County.

What kind of skink is a Skilton's skink?

Taxonomy Family Scincidae Skinks Gray, 1825 Genus Plestiodon ( formerly Eumeces) Toothy Skinks Dumril and Bibron, 1839 Species skiltonianus Western Skink Baird and Girard, 1852 Subspecies skitonianus Skilton's Skink Baird and Girard, 1852 9 more rows ...

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