Plestiodon laticeps/fasciatus ID help

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Plestiodon laticeps/fasciatus ID help

Post by Reptiluvr » September 11th, 2016, 8:53 am

I have been running a drift fence in Jackson County, Florida as part of my job and have been having trouble with Plestiodon skinks. The majority look like P. laticeps but some look like P. fasciatus and some just have characteristics that don't seem to make sense. I'm following the 2016 Peterson Guide to eastern herps. All of the skinks I'm catching have a wider central scale row on the ventral side of the tail so P. inexpectatus is out. I'm posting a link to a Flickr album because there are dozens of photos. Each skink is individually labeled Ps, it's individual number and A for right labials, B for left labials or C for tail shots.
If you can't post on Flickr, posting your list of IDs with Ps# here would be great.
I have already looked over this post: http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/vie ... f=7&t=6143 and agree that most look like fasciatus.
I think most of mine look like laticeps but a few had 5 labials and 2 postlabials and discontinuity on sides of the body.

Without further ado, some skink photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/photograp ... 984911683/

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Re: Plestiodon laticeps/fasciatus ID help

Post by Coluber Constrictor » September 11th, 2016, 2:16 pm

These can be tough, but I think yours are all broadheads.

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Re: Plestiodon laticeps/fasciatus ID help

Post by Reptiluvr » September 26th, 2016, 6:40 am

Well thanks for the only reply Coluber. I had sort of suspected that might be the case in the back of my mind.

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