Adult with red head
A very fast lizard with an obvious skink body, but a bright red, poisonous snake-like head.
A small slender tree skink wandering on a tree trunk close to the ground. Dark orange in color, bright orange on the throat and light cream with black stripes below it's mouth.
Gainesville, VA - shady garden wall. About 2:00 pm.
Skink with bright blue tail, 15-17 cm in length, hiding in thick understory in Oak, buckeye- dominated forest.
Skinks are the most diverse group of lizards. They make up the family Scincidae which shares the superfamily or infraorder Scincomorpha with several other lizard families, including Lacertidae (the "true" or wall lizards). Scincidae is the largest of the lizard families with about 1200 species.