Photo Credit: Jimmy Stiles
Alabama Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Plestiodon egregius similis

STATUS: Uncommon. Known from east of the Tombigbee and Black Warrior Rivers in the Coastal Plain, Piedmont, and Ridge and Valley. Alabama's only red-tailed skink, this secretive burrowing lizard is rarely seen above ground. Thought to be declining. MODERATE CONSERVATION CONCERN.