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Scincella lateralis (Say in James, 1823) - Little Brown Skink


Maps

Locality Map

Locality map for Scincella lateralis (Little Brown Skink)
Locality map for Scincella lateralis (Little Brown Skink).
Map created 28 February 2018.

County Map

County map for Scincella lateralis (Little Brown Skink)
County map for Scincella lateralis (Little Brown Skink).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Currently unavailable: Historical Locality Map

Historical locality map for Scincella lateralis (Little Brown Skink)
Historical locality map for Scincella lateralis (Little Brown 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 28 February 2018.

Currently unavailable: Historical County Map

Historical county map for Scincella lateralis (Little Brown Skink)
Historical county map for Scincella lateralis (Little Brown 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 28 February 2018.

Ecological Drainage Locality Map

Ecological Drainage Units map for Scincella lateralis (Little Brown Skink)
Ecological Drainage Units locality map for Scincella lateralis (Little Brown Skink).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Natural Divisions Locality Map

Natural Divisions locality map for Scincella lateralis (Little Brown Skink)
Natural Divisions and Sections locality map for Scincella lateralis (Little Brown Skink).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Major Watersheds Locality Map

Major watersheds map for Scincella lateralis (Little Brown Skink)
Major Watersheds locality map for Scincella lateralis (Little Brown Skink).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level I Ecoregion Locality Map

Level I Ecoregions map for Scincella lateralis (Little Brown Skink)
Level I Ecoregion locality map for Scincella lateralis (Little Brown Skink).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level II Ecoregion Locality Map

Level II Ecoregions map for Scincella lateralis (Little Brown Skink)
Level II Ecoregion locality map for Scincella lateralis (Little Brown Skink).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level III Ecoregion Locality Map

Level III Ecoregions map for Scincella lateralis (Little Brown Skink)
Level III Ecoregion locality map for Scincella lateralis (Little Brown Skink).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level IV Ecoregion Locality Map

Level IV Ecoregions map for Scincella lateralis (Little Brown Skink)
Level IV Ecoregion locality map for Scincella lateralis (Little Brown Skink).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Native Status

Scincella lateralis (Little Brown Skink) is native to Missouri.

Collection Summary

Scincella lateralis (Little Brown Skink) has a total of 488 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 78 counties and 273 localities. There are a total of 184 collectors and 255 collection dates for the species. This results in a total of 296 expeditions for the species, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The earliest collection year for the species in Missouri is 1889 and its most recent collection year is 2017. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are February 9 and November 15, respectively. If you have a new record to report, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by County

Collection summary for Scincella lateralis (Little Brown 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 2010 2010
Audrain 1 1 1 1 1 1999 1999
Barry 9 16 10 12 12 1927 2015
Barton 1 2 1 2 2 1990 1991
Bates 1 1 2 1 1 1992 1992
Benton 8 11 7 9 9 1961 2002
Bollinger 1 1 1 1 1 1971 1971
Boone 19 62 6 16 20 1958 1978
Butler 5 14 8 11 11 1897 1995
Callaway 1 1 2 1 1 1999 1999
Camden 3 6 2 3 3 1948 1978
Cape Girardeau 4 5 3 5 5 1969 2007
Carter 4 5 9 5 5 1930 2003
Cedar 1 1 5 1 1 1998 1998
Christian 8 15 11 8 8 1954 1976
Clay 1 1 1 1 1 1967 1967
Cole 2 2 2 2 2 1996 2012
Crawford 8 10 11 8 9 1900 2008
Dade 1 1 1 1 1 1993 1993
Dallas 3 3 4 3 3 1939 2010
Dent 2 4 4 2 4 1954 1964
Douglas 1 3 1 1 1 1972 1972
Dunklin 1 3 2 3 3 1904 1905
Franklin 3 4 4 2 4 1971 1971
Gasconade 1 1 2 1 1 2001 2001
Greene 4 8 3 4 4 1960 2010
Henry 2 2 2 2 2 1991 1991
Hickory 4 4 6 4 4 1961 2011
Howell 1 1 1 1 1 2004 2004
Iron 2 3 2 2 2 1971 2009
Jackson 2 3 2 2 2 1999 1999
Jasper 1 1 1 1 1 2004 2004
Jefferson 14 26 18 9 14 1912 2015
Johnson 6 9 8 8 9 1946 1991
Laclede 3 3 3 3 3 1990 2000
Lawrence 1 1 1 1 1 1991 1991
Lincoln 4 7 7 4 7 1963 2013
Linn 1 1 3 1 1 2004 2004
Madison 2 2 5 2 2 1971 2003
Maries 3 3 3 3 3 1971 2000
McDonald 3 5 4 3 3 1937 1992
Miller 7 13 6 8 8 1969 1982
Moniteau 1 1 3 1 1 2005 2005
Monroe 2 2 4 2 2 1978 2010
Montgomery 1 3 4 1 2 1997 1997
Morgan 2 5 3 3 4 1962 1991
New Madrid 1 1 2 1 1 2008 2008
Newton 2 2 3 2 2 1972 1991
Oregon 3 5 2 2 2 1940 1940
Osage 1 1 1 1 1 1983 1983
Ozark 5 8 4 4 4 1942 1980
Pemiscot 3 4 5 4 4 1903 2008
Perry 1 1 4 1 1 2008 2008
Pettis 1 1 1 1 1 2014 2014
Phelps 5 9 12 6 8 1900 1998
Pike 2 4 2 1 2 1992 1992
Polk 3 4 2 3 3 1961 2001
Pulaski 6 9 5 5 5 1929 1976
Ralls 1 1 1 1 1 2001 2001
Reynolds 3 3 3 3 3 1963 1978
Ripley 1 1 3 1 1 2010 2010
Saint Charles 2 2 2 2 2 1982 2007
Saint Clair 15 48 15 16 16 1938 2007
Sainte Genevieve 2 2 4 2 2 1994 2010
Saint Francois 2 2 3 2 2 1929 2008
Saint Louis 6 6 4 5 5 1889 1965
Scott 2 2 3 2 2 2007 2011
Shannon 7 8 8 5 6 1941 2010
Stoddard 3 4 4 4 4 1967 1970
Stone 6 11 9 8 8 1892 1967
Taney 11 32 23 16 23 1948 2009
Texas 2 2 2 2 2 1984 1984
Vernon 2 2 4 2 2 1987 2017
Warren 1 1 5 1 1 2003 2003
Washington 8 15 10 8 10 1909 1991
Wayne 5 13 11 10 10 1935 1995
Webster 2 2 2 2 2 1959 2001
Wright 3 5 2 3 3 1961 2003

Potential County Records

Potential counties for Scincella lateralis (Little Brown 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 Chariton Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
2 Cooper Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
2 Lafayette Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Wooded Osage Plains
2 Macon Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
4 Cass Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Wooded Osage Plains
4 Marion Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Ray Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
4 Saline Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
6 Clinton Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
6 Howard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Knox Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Platte Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
6 Putnam Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Randolph Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Schuyler Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Shelby Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Sullivan Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
7 Mississippi Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Interior River Valleys and Hills
8 Buchanan Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
8 Carroll Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
8 Livingston Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
8 Scotland Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
9 Lewis Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Interior River Valleys and Hills
10 Grundy Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Loess Flats and Till 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:
Scincella Mittleman, 1950 - Ground Skinks
Species:
Scincella lateralis (Say in James, 1823) - Little Brown Skink

Recent Taxonomic Synonyms