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Behavioral Ecology

Ground skink - Scincella lateralis




  • 3-5 inches total length
  • Found in leaf litter of forests and grassy areas
  • Active during day
  • Feed on small arthropods and earthworms


  • The individual at left has lost it's tail recently and is just beginning to regrow it.


Interesting fact:
  • Adult ground skinks are not much larger that hatchling Great Plains skinks