Eumeces


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Noun1.Eumeces - New World skinksEumeces - New World skinks      
reptile genus - a genus of reptiles
Eumeces skiltonianus, western skink - found in western North American grasslands and open woodlands
Eumeces callicephalus, mountain skink - frequents oak and pine habitats in rocky mountainous areas of United States southwest and Mexico
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Habitat selection in two sympatric Chinese skinks, Eumeces elegans and Sphenomorphus indicus: do thermal preferences matter?
Cooper WE (1997) Factors affecting risk and costs of escape by brown-headed skink (Eumeces laticeps): Predator speed, directness of approach, and female presence.
Eumeces (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).
(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.
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).