IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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The Ground Skink (Scincella lateralis) is a quick and elusive smooth, brown-backed, long-tailed lizard of the eastern United States. It is typically found in habitats such as humid forests with abundant leaf litter, where it feeds on insects and spiders. (Behler and King 1979; Conant and Collins 1991)


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