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Plestiodon fasciatus (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common Five-lined Skink


Maps

Locality Map

Locality map for Plestiodon fasciatus (Common Five-lined Skink)
Locality map for Plestiodon fasciatus (Common Five-lined Skink).
Map created 8 April 2021.

County Map

County map for Plestiodon fasciatus (Common Five-lined Skink)
County map for Plestiodon fasciatus (Common Five-lined Skink).
Map created 8 April 2021.

Historical Locality Map

Historical locality map for Plestiodon fasciatus (Common Five-lined Skink)
Historical locality map for Plestiodon fasciatus (Common Five-lined Skink). Black circles ( ) represent records after 1986, blue squares ( ) represent records between 1966 and 1986, orange triangles ( ) represent records prior to 1966. Note that more recent records might conceal underlying older records.
Map created 8 April 2021.

Historical County Map

Historical county map for Plestiodon fasciatus (Common Five-lined Skink)
Historical county map for Plestiodon fasciatus (Common Five-lined Skink). Black circles ( ) represent records after 1986, blue squares ( ) represent records between 1966 and 1986, orange triangles ( ) represent records prior to 1966. Note that only the most recent county record for each county is shown.
Map created 8 April 2021.

Ecological Drainage Locality Map

Ecological Drainage Units map for Plestiodon fasciatus (Common Five-lined Skink)
Ecological Drainage Units locality map for Plestiodon fasciatus (Common Five-lined Skink).
Map created 8 April 2021.

Natural Divisions Locality Map

Natural Divisions locality map for Plestiodon fasciatus (Common Five-lined Skink)
Natural Divisions and Sections locality map for Plestiodon fasciatus (Common Five-lined Skink).
Map created 8 April 2021.

Major Watersheds Locality Map

Major watersheds map for Plestiodon fasciatus (Common Five-lined Skink)
Major Watersheds locality map for Plestiodon fasciatus (Common Five-lined Skink).
Map created 8 April 2021.

Level I Ecoregion Locality Map

Level I Ecoregions map for Plestiodon fasciatus (Common Five-lined Skink)
Level I Ecoregion locality map for Plestiodon fasciatus (Common Five-lined Skink).
Map created 8 April 2021.

Level II Ecoregion Locality Map

Level II Ecoregions map for Plestiodon fasciatus (Common Five-lined Skink)
Level II Ecoregion locality map for Plestiodon fasciatus (Common Five-lined Skink).
Map created 8 April 2021.

Level III Ecoregion Locality Map

Level III Ecoregions map for Plestiodon fasciatus (Common Five-lined Skink)
Level III Ecoregion locality map for Plestiodon fasciatus (Common Five-lined Skink).
Map created 8 April 2021.

Level IV Ecoregion Locality Map

Level IV Ecoregions map for Plestiodon fasciatus (Common Five-lined Skink)
Level IV Ecoregion locality map for Plestiodon fasciatus (Common Five-lined Skink).
Map created 8 April 2021.

Native Status

Plestiodon fasciatus (Common Five-lined Skink) is native to Missouri.

Collection Summary

Plestiodon fasciatus (Common Five-lined Skink) has a total of 839 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 102 counties and 441 localities. There are a total of 237 collectors and 429 collection dates for the species. This results in a total of 506 expeditions for the species, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The earliest collection year for the species in Missouri is 1892 and its most recent collection year is 2020. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are February 19 and November 9, respectively. If you have a new record to report, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by County

Collection summary for Plestiodon fasciatus (Common Five-lined Skink) by county. Some values are unavailable since some records are represented solely by historical literature reports, which sometimes lack complete collecting data. Click on a county name to view more information about that county. Click on column headings to sort by that column.
County Localities Collections Collectors Dates Expeditions Earliest Year Latest Year
Adair 1 1 1 1 1 1963 1963
Andrew 2 2 2 2 2 1959 1959
Barry 11 29 8 15 15 1927 1976
Barton 2 2 2 2 2 1983 1990
Bates 3 4 1 2 2 1943 1958
Benton 11 41 7 9 10 1959 1993
Bollinger 3 7 4 6 6 1935 1968
Boone 14 45 7 21 27 1964 2004
Buchanan 1 1 1 1 1 1991 1991
Butler 4 7 5 6 6 1935 1995
Caldwell 1 1 1 1 1 1986 1986
Callaway 2 2 4 2 2 1999 2005
Camden 3 6 7 5 6 1967 1999
Cape Girardeau 3 4 4 4 4 1977 1995
Carter 8 12 10 10 10 1930 2002
Cass 2 6 3 2 2 1940 1949
Cedar 2 2 6 2 2 1982 1998
Chariton 1 1 1 1 1 2007 2007
Christian 8 16 10 8 8 1954 2002
Clark 1 2 1 2 2 1910 2002
Clay 3 3 3 3 3 1939 1973
Cole 2 2 2 2 2 2000 2012
Cooper 3 11 3 3 3 1952 1968
Crawford 8 10 6 6 7 1902 2001
Dade 1 1 1 1 1 1982 1982
Dallas 3 3 6 3 3 1992 2000
Daviess 1 1 1 1 1 1982 1982
Dent 2 3 3 2 3 1909 1964
Douglas 2 3 2 2 2 1972 1983
Dunklin 5 7 8 7 7 1905 1966
Franklin 4 4 4 4 4 1935 1971
Gasconade 2 2 2 2 2 1965 1980
Gentry 3 5 3 3 3 1969 2000
Greene 10 21 6 12 12 1951 2020
Grundy 3 6 3 5 5 1964 1964
Harrison 1 1 1 1 1 2001 2001
Henry 2 2 2 2 2 1982 1991
Hickory 3 3 3 3 3 1946 1964
Holt 3 3 3 3 3 1959 1970
Howard 4 6 2 4 4 2000 2005
Howell 4 5 3 4 5 1932 1998
Iron 9 11 10 9 10 1923 2009
Jackson 26 103 7 27 33 1901 1995
Jasper 3 5 3 3 3 1958 2018
Jefferson 14 38 22 21 31 1907 1987
Johnson 20 41 29 30 35 1946 1997
Knox 1 1 1 1 1 1994 1994
Laclede 3 4 3 3 3 1983 2000
Lafayette 1 1 1 1 1 1961 1961
Lawrence 2 2 2 2 2 1991 1993
Lewis 2 2 2 2 2 1930 1997
Lincoln 6 8 5 6 7 1963 2014
Linn 1 1 3 1 1 2003 2003
Livingston 1 1 1 1 1 1989 1989
Macon 3 3 3 3 3 1992 1999
Madison 5 12 3 5 5 1971 1995
Maries 3 3 2 2 2 1971 2000
McDonald 6 7 5 5 5 1906 1993
Mercer 2 6 2 2 2 1978 1991
Miller 7 9 5 7 8 1968 1977
Mississippi 2 2 2 2 2 1966 1996
Moniteau 1 1 2 1 1 1992 1992
Monroe 3 3 6 3 3 2001 2017
Montgomery 4 10 8 6 6 1901 2013
Morgan 6 7 7 6 6 1962 2002
New Madrid 2 2 3 2 2 1966 1995
Newton 7 14 6 8 8 1934 2002
Oregon 9 10 10 9 9 1901 2004
Osage 1 1 1 1 1 1982 1982
Ozark 7 12 7 10 10 1902 1980
Pemiscot 2 4 2 1 2 1923 1923
Perry 2 2 3 2 2 1994 2011
Pettis 2 8 2 3 3 1968 1968
Phelps 7 16 6 8 8 1945 1982
Pike 4 7 4 5 7 1971 2017
Platte 2 5 2 3 3 1958 2011
Polk 3 4 3 3 3 1975 2016
Pulaski 7 10 5 7 7 1946 1975
Ralls 3 7 7 3 7 1971 1999
Randolph 2 3 1 2 2 2000 2000
Ray 1 2 1 1 1 1960 1960
Reynolds 5 6 5 5 5 1963 1973
Ripley 2 3 2 2 2 1968 1968
Saint Charles 2 3 3 3 3 1940 1985
Saint Clair 13 29 17 13 16 1938 2007
Sainte Genevieve 1 1 1 1 1 2014 2014
Saint Francois 5 5 7 4 5 1929 2008
Saint Louis 7 14 4 9 10 1897 1965
Saline 1 1 1 1 1 1966 1966
Scott 1 1 1 1 1 1996 1996
Shannon 12 15 11 12 13 1941 2010
Shelby 1 1 1 1 1 1992 1992
Stoddard 7 9 9 7 7 1938 2009
Stone 8 17 7 10 10 1892 1973
Taney 13 20 14 14 18 1928 2009
Texas 3 4 3 3 3 1979 2003
Vernon 2 3 2 2 2 1937 1937
Warren 1 1 3 1 1 1997 1997
Washington 2 3 3 3 3 1935 1965
Wayne 6 12 14 10 10 1939 2010
Webster 1 2 1 1 1 1959 1959
Wright 1 3 1 1 1 1959 1959

Potential County Records

Potential counties for Plestiodon fasciatus (Common Five-lined Skink). Counties are listed in descending order of their likelihood of having this species. Click on a county to view more information about that county. Click on column headings to sort by that column.
Likelihood County Rationale Ecoregion / Watershed
2 Audrain Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Claypan Prairie
2 Audrain Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
2 Carroll Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
2 Marion Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
4 Clinton Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
4 Clinton Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
4 De Kalb Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
4 Putnam Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
4 Sullivan Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Nodaway Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Nodaway Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
6 Schuyler Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Scotland Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Worth Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
7 Atchison Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Western Corn Belt Plains

Linnaean Classification

Kingdom:
Animalia - Animals
Phylum:
Chordata - Chordates
Subphylum:
Vertebrata - Vertebrates
Class:
Reptilia Laurenti, 1768 - Reptiles
Order:
Squamata Oppel, 1811 - Lizards and Snakes
Suborder:
Lacertilia Oppel, 1811 - Lizards
Family:
Scincidae Gray, 1825 - Skinks
Genus:
Plestiodon Duméril and Bibron, 1839 - Toothy Skinks
Species:
Plestiodon fasciatus (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common Five-lined Skink

Recent Taxonomic Synonyms