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    • Plestiodon anthracinus
    • Eumeces anthracinus
    • Eumeces anthracinus anthracinus
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    • Coal Skink

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What

Northern Coal Skink Plestiodon anthracinus ssp. anthracinus

Observer

brittany22bm

Date

May 22, 2014 04:46 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

I am not too sure about the ID of this lizard. Could someone please verify or suggest a new ID please?

Photos / Sounds

What

Eumeces anthracinus Plestiodon anthracinus

Observer

teamherps

Date

October 19, 2013

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Coal Skink (Subspecies Plestiodon anthracinus pluvialis) Plestiodon anthracinus ssp. pluvialis

Observer

sullivanribbit

Date

April 19, 2011

Photos / Sounds

What

Coal Skink Plestiodon anthracinus

Observer

ahumber

Date

April 5, 2013 05:43 PM CDT

Description

This skink was underneath a log. SVL 5cm. Tail length 9.7cm

Photos / Sounds

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What

Southern Coal Skink Plestiodon anthracinus ssp. pluvialis

Observer

kucycads

Date

May 9, 2009

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

county record, MO Herp Society trip

Photos / Sounds

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What

Southern Coal Skink Plestiodon anthracinus ssp. pluvialis

Observer

toby

Date

March 4, 2007

Photos / Sounds

What

Coal Skink Plestiodon anthracinus

Observer

muir

Date

March 17, 2012 04:31 PM EDT
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Description from Wikipedia

The Coal Skink (Plestiodon anthracinus) is a species of lizard which is endemic to North America.

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Conservation Summary

  • North Carolina, US
    Significantly Rare: Any species which has not been listed by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission as an Endangered, Threatened, or Special Concern species, but which exists in the state (or recently occurred in the state) in small numbers and has been determined by the N.C. Natural Heritage Program to need monitoring. (This is a N.C. Natural Heritage Program designation.) Significantly Rare species include "peripheral" species, whereby North Carolina lies at the periphery of the species' range (such as Hermit Thrush), as well as species of historical occurrence with some likelihood of re-discovery in the state. Species considered extirpated in the state, with little likelihood of re-discovery, are given no N.C. Status (unless already listed by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission as E, T, or SC).
Source: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/spatial-data. Downloaded March 2011.