About this object

Colour pattern of adults varies little. Broad brown stripe down back, edged with black and bordered on each side by conspicuous whitish to beige dorsolateral stripe that begins on nose and extends over eye and back alongside body onto tail. A pale stripe, starting on upper jaw, occurs low on each side and is separated from the first by a broad dark brown or black band originating on side of head and usually extending well out onto tail. Tail dull blue (in juveniles) or grey. In the breeding season reddish or orange color appears on side of head and chin and occasionally on sides, tip, and underside of tail.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
  • Scientific name
    Eumeces skiltonianus (Baird & Girard, 1852)
  • Classification
  • Common name
    Western Skink
  • Collector
  • Date collected
  • Place collected
    Americas: Northern America: United States of America [USA]: California
  • Measurements
  • Credit line
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Red Book Data status
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Other number(s)
    Collection Number: 142; Previous number: 1987.143.169-172
Object view = Natural Science
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