Little Brown Skink (Scincella lateralis) - Ohio Herp Atlas

Little Brown Skink Scincella lateralis

This very small skink is limited to the extreme southern part of the state where it seems to prefer open areas in or adjacent to woods. It may be found by turning over large stones and by sifting through fallen leaves. Although it is one of the least common lizards encountered in Ohio, it may be abundant where it is found. The best field mark is the dark brown stripe, bordered by dark brown or black, running down the length of the back. LENGTH: 3”–5.75”

Text courtesy of the Ohio Division of Wildlife: https://wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/portals/wildlife/pdfs/publications/id%20guides/pub354_Reptiles-opt.pdf

Distribution Map
Distribution map of Little Brown Skink (Scincella lateralis)
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