Supriya Ghosh

Scincella silvicola

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Squamata
Genus  Scincella
Higher classification  Scincella
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Scincidae
Scientific name  Scincella silvicola
Rank  Species
Scincella silvicola
Similar  Scincella, Skink, Reptile, Scincella gemmingeri, Scaled reptiles

Scincella silvicola is a species of skink that lives in the highlands of Mexico from Puebla to Oaxaca. It occurs primarily in dry, scrubby areas and forests, especially pine forests. It is generally a common species and faces no major threats. It is most likely ovoviviparous.

Like all members of the genus Scincella, S. silvicola is long and cylindrical, with short limbs. Its color is light bronze or cream, and it has a dark stripe originating at the snout and running dorsolaterally across its body. Its maximum snout-vent length is about 53 millimeters.

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Scincella silvicola Wikipedia


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