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Plestiodon fasciatus (Five-lined Skink)

Synonyms: Eumeces fasciatus; Lacerta fasciata

Wikipedia Abstract

The (American) five-lined skink (Plestiodon fasciatus) is a species of lizard endemic to North America. It is one of the most common lizards in the eastern U.S. and one of the seven native species of lizards in Canada.
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Adult Weight [1]  6.9 grams
Diet [2]  Carnivore


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Prey / Diet Overlap




Parasitized by 
Cosmocercoides dukae <Unverified Name>[6]
Mesocestoides tetrathyridium <Unverified Name>[6]
Oochoristica eumecis <Unverified Name>[6]
Oswaldocruzia pipiens <Unverified Name>[6]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map


USA (E Texas, E Oklahoma, E Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, S Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, W Connecticut, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi,;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Length–weight allometries in lizards, S. Meiri, Journal of Zoology 281 (2010) 218–226
2Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
3Study of Northern Virginia Ecology
4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
5Resources of a Snake Community in Prairie-Woodland Habitat of Northeastern Kansas, Henry S. Fitch, U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, Wildlife Research Report 13: 83-98 (1982)
6Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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