California Reptiles & Amphibians

California Gilbert's Skinks - Eumeces gilberti

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Similar Species:

Western Skink

Four subspecies of Gilbert's Skinks occur in California.
The taxonomy of Gilbert's skinks is being revised, meaning that the names of the subspecies
and possibly even the species itself may not be valid and will probably change in the near future.
If you want subspecies information, check the map below to see the ranges of the formerly-recognized subspecies.

Adult Gilbert's Skinks
(A male's head will turn red during breeding season.)

Juvenile Gilbert's Skinks

More pictures and information:

E. g. gilberti

E. g. placerensis

E. g. rubricaudatus

E. g. cancellosus




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