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    • Gilbert's Skink
  • English
    • Gilbert's Skink
  • Scientific Names
    • Plestiodon gilberti
    • Eumeces gilberti
  • Spanish
    • eslizón del noroeste

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Photos / Sounds

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What

western red-tailed skink Plestiodon gilberti ssp. rubricaudatus

Observer

johnmartin

Date

July 31, 2014 06:06 PM PDT

Description

Juvenile skink with red tail, dark lateral stripe essentially stops at hindlimbs, rather than continuing down side of tail.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Gilbert's Skink Plestiodon gilberti

Observer

summermule

Date

June 23, 1997

Place

Wilton, CA (Google, OSM)

Description

Small skink, approximately 2 to 2.5 inches in length, with some blue still in the tail. Seen after dark at the edge of patio.

Photos / Sounds

What

Greater Brown Skink Plestiodon gilberti ssp. gilberti

Observer

ev4nw01f

Date

May 5, 2014 11:00 AM PDT

Description

Two red-headed individuals (males) were chasing each other across a dirt footpath. Only one individual is shown in the photos. The vegetation was grassland with occasional upland shrubs, under which the photographed skink returned after chasing off the second skink.

Photos / Sounds

What

Gilbert's Skink Plestiodon gilberti

Observer

ahmccall

Date

March 23, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Gilbert's Skink Plestiodon gilberti

Observer

jmaughn

Date

March 22, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Gilbert's Skink Plestiodon gilberti

Observer

chrispherp

Date

March 6, 2011 03:26 PM PST

Description

I believe this is a Gilbert skink, based on there being no stripes on the sides of the tail. I did flip other western skinks at this location so not 100% sure, can anyone confirm?

Photos / Sounds

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What

Gilbert's Skink Plestiodon gilberti

Observer

justin2

Date

June 15, 2013 10:30 AM PDT

Description

Saw a Gilbert's skink, which stood out among the horde of western fence lizards active that morning. A remarkably pale body with a bright pinkish head. Unfortunately it scurried away before I got a photo.

Photos / Sounds

What

Gilbert's Skink Plestiodon gilberti

Observer

dknature

Date

May 18, 2013

Description

Adult with red head

Photos / Sounds

What

Gilbert's Skink Plestiodon gilberti

Observer

snakeinmypocket

Date

April 24, 2012 09:52 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Gilbert's Skink Plestiodon gilberti

Observer

snakeinmypocket

Date

March 13, 2013 11:06 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Gilbert's Skink Plestiodon gilberti

Observer

dreierj

Date

April 17, 1997

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Northern Brown Skink Plestiodon gilberti ssp. placerensis

Observer

dreierj

Date

July 6, 2001
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Description from Wikipedia

Gilbert's skink (Plestiodon gilberti) is a species of heavy-bodied medium-sized lizard of the family of skinks. It is endemic to the southwestern United States, and grows to about 7 to 12 cm (2.75 to 4.75 inches) in total length.

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Conservation Summary

Source: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/spatial-data. Downloaded March 2011.