Little Brown Skink Scincella lateralis (Say in James, 1823)Coastal Plain only    Synonyms: Ground Skink.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Reptilia   >   Order Squamata   >   Family Scincidae   >   Genus Scincella   

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Little Brown Skink (Scincella lateralis) is a small terrestrial lizard species of wooded habitats through a large portion of North America. This drably-colored, well-camouflaged skink may be easily overlooked as it skitters inconspicuously through leaf litter and debris on the forest floor. Little Brown Skinks are quick to retreat under cover if they feel threatened. In Maryland, this lizard is restricted to the coastal plain (Conant & Collins, 1998: Maryland DNR site).

There are 67 records in the project database.

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A Little Brown Skink in Prince George's Co., Maryland (9/19/2009). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Little Brown Skink in Prince Georges Co., Maryland (7/29/2012). Photo by Mike Lathroum. (MBP list)

A Little Brown Skink in Calvert Co., Maryland (2/22/2020). Photo by Ben Springer. (MBP list)

Little Brown Skink in Calvert Co., Maryland (2/22/2020). Photo by Ben Springer. (MBP list)

Little Brown Skink in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (5/4/2018). (c) Ember, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Ember via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Little Brown Skink in Caroline Co., Maryland (5/18/2019). (c) Matt Muir, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA). Photo by Matt Muir via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Little Brown Skink in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/11/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Little Brown Skink in Wicomico Co., Maryland (6/11/2016). Photo by Diane Ford. (MBP list)


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