Habitat selection in two sympatric Chinese skinks, Eumeces
elegans and Sphenomorphus indicus: do thermal preferences matter?
The natural history of the red-tailed skink, Eumeces
Cooper WE (1997) Factors affecting risk and costs of escape by brown-headed skink (Eumeces
laticeps): Predator speed, directness of approach, and female presence.
(Plestiodon) farciatus), 3 species of amphibians (including Lithobates sphenocephalus, Litho bates catesbieanus and Notophthalmus viridescens), and 4 species of turtles (including Graptermys geographica, Chrysemys picta, Pseudemys floridana and ApaIone spinifera).
Phylogeographic relationships of the skinks of the genus Eumeces
(Repitilia: Scincidae) in East Asia.
(1987) Reproduction of the prairie skink, Eumeces
septentrionalis, in Nebraska.
Reservoir competence of the southeastern five-lined skink (Eumeces
inexpectatus) and the green anole (Anolis carolinensis) for Borrelia burgdorferi.
Remarks--Dentaries of large species of Eumeces
are distinctive in the following characters: Meckel's groove widely open posteriorly, but narrow (not fused) and ventrally placed anteriorly toward the symphysis (Bell and Dundas, 1993); top labial margin of dentary straight, or nearly so (Meylan, 1982); teeth mostly uniform in height and width (Bell and Dundas, 1993; Parmley and Peck, 2002), laterally compressed, unicuspate with striated crowns (Estes, 1963) that are most evident on the lingual face, and crowded on the dental shelf.
Locomotor impairment and defense in gravid lizards (Eumeces
laticeps): behavioral shift in activity may offset costs of reproduction in an active forager.
These species make up the prey base for many small predatory species such as lizards of the genera Scincella (Slater 1949; Lewis 1951; Hamilton & Pollack 1961; Brooks 1964) and Plestiodon (formerly Eumeces
) (Fitch 1954), shrews of the genus Blarina (Ritzi et al.
Escape by a refuging prey, the broad-headed skink (Eumeces
The four most commonly encountered species were the Ground Skink (Scincella lateralis), Five-lined Skink (Eumeces
laticeps), Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene Carolina), and Northern Water Snake (Nerodia sipedon).