Neoseps reynoldsi

Florida Sand Skink

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A unique lizard adapted to an underground existence, the sand skink measures 10 to 13 centimeters (4 to 5 inches) in length and has a gray to tan color. Its forelegs are tiny and bear only one toe; its hindlegs are small and have two toes. The tail comprises about half of the animal's total length. The sand skink has a wedge-shaped head, a partially countersunk lower jaw, body grooves into which the forelegs can be folded, and small eyes which have transparent windows in the lower lids.

Scientific Name

Neoseps reynoldsi
Common Name
Florida Sand Skink
Sand Skink
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