Great Plains Skink
Eumeces obsoletus

Family Scincidae

3½" to 5" snout-vent length; to 13¾" overall. Color light gray to beige; scales on back edged in black or dark brown. Scales on sides of body in diagonal rows.
Elevation Range:
Below 4500' in eastern Colorado; to 7200' in southeastern Colorado.

Listed as Sonoran Skink in some publications.
  Great Plains Skink
Photo from Hammerson, 1986.
Used with permission.
CountyRef. CountyRef. CountyRef. CountyRef.
Adams  Dolores  La Plata  Pitkin 
Alamosa  Douglas  Lake  ProwersH
Arapahoe  Eagle  Larimer  PuebloH
Archuleta  El Paso *  Las AnimasH Rio Blanco 
BacaH Elbert *  LincolnRJD1 Rio Grande 
BentH FremontH Logan *  Routt 
Boulder  Garfield  Mesa  Saguache 
Chaffee  Gilpin  Mineral  San Juan 
CheyenneHMS5 Grand  Moffat  San Miguel 
Clear Creek  Gunnison  Montezuma  SedgwickRLH4
Conejos  Hinsdale  Montrose  Summit 
Costilla  Huerfano *  Morgan  Teller * 
Crowley *  Jackson  OteroH Washington * 
Custer *  Jefferson  Ouray  Weld 
Delta  KiowaH Park  YumaH
Denver  Kit CarsonLJL7 Phillips * 
Map of Colorado
Color Key
Adams Alamosa Arahapoe Archuleta Baca Bent Boulder Chaffee Cheyenne Clear Creek Conejos Costilla Crowley Custer Delta Denver Dolores Douglas Eagle El Paso Elbert Fremont Garfield Gilpin Grand Gunnison Hinsdale Huerfano Jackson Jefferson Kiowa Kit Carson La Plata Lake Larimer Las Animas Lincoln Logan Mesa Mineral Moffat Montezuma Montrose Morgan Otero Ouray Park Phillips Pitkin Prowers Pueblo Rio Blanco Rio Grande Routt Saguache San Juan San Miguel Sedgewick Summit Teller Washington Weld Yuma