Plestiodon fasciatus (Linnaeus) – Common Five-lined Skink
Plestiodon fasciatus (Linnaeus) – Common Five-lined Skink

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     Exact locality, based on specimen(s) or photographs examined
     Exact locality, based on literature record believed valid
     Approximate locality based on specimen(s) or photographs examined
     Approximate locality based on literature record believed valid
     County record only, based on specimens or photographs examined
     County record only, based on literature report believed valid
     Type locality
?      Questionable and/or problematic record

Taxonomy: No subspecies are recognized for Plestiodon fasciatus (de Queiroz and Reeder 2012).

Distribution: The Common Five-lined Skink is possibly the most commonly encountered lizard in Tennessee.  It occurs statewide.

Museum Records by Counties: Anderson—FLMNH Uncataloged (1 specimen); TTU 261.   Benton—APSU 14316, 14317, 16208, 16209; LSUMZ 44795; UMMZ 53119.    Bledsoe—UTKVZC 151.   Blount—CMNH S 5614, 24962, 24963; GSMNP 3829, 3830, 3834, 3835, 10882-10884; UMMZ 82789.  Campbell—FLMNH Uncataloged (2 specimens).  Carroll—USNM 14113.   Cheatham—APSU 1656, 3561, 3562, 5374, 19292.  Chester—APSU 12105, 12116.  Cocke—FLMNH Uncataloged (1 specimen).  Coffee—CMNH 26152; INHS 17532; MTSU 16L, 42L, 43L.  Crockett—APSU 18032.  Cumberland—UMMZ 56353; USNM 103125, 103126.  Davidson—APSU 2610, 12620; LSUMZ 35507; NCSM 41675, 41676.  Decatur—UMMZ 72280.   DeKalb—TTU 264, 265, 410, 415, 448, 838.  Dickson—APSU 3160, 3507, 4447; LSUMZ 52128.  Dyer—APSU 12716-12718; UMMZ 53128; USNM 28408, 28409.  Fayette—APSU 14341, 16358, 16917, 16923, 16929, 17384.  Fentress—APSU 4405.  Franklin—INHS 17696; MCZ 60867, 60868; USNM 8817; UTKVZC 4051.  Gibson—MTSU 26L.  Giles—AMNH R-101348, R-101349, R-101351, R-101352, R-109347, R-109348.  Grundy—UTKVZC 85, 86, 4059.  Hamilton—LSUMZ 35505; MTSU 28L-34L, 37L; USNM 12704, 85481.  Hardeman—APSU 12592, 12593, 16703, 16705-16709; LSUMZ 52125; UMMZ 78216, 97451, 97460, 183983-183987, 183989, 183990.   Hardin—APSU 12114, 12128, 12604-12606, 12637.  Hawkins—UTKVZC 6978-6981.   Haywood—APSU 14354, 14355.  Henderson—APSU 2968.   Henry—UMMZ 53316, 53317, 53319, 53321, 53355, 53356, 53613.  Hickman—USNM 87171.  Houston—APSU 2464, 4406.   Humphreys—APSU 4455; USNM 246861.  Knox—USNM 226553; UTKVZC 3431-3435, 3439, 6656.   Lake—MoSU R3507-R3509; TTU 736; UIMNH 15776, 17145, 17146.  Lauderdale—APSU 16348.  Lincoln—LSUMZ 35506; NLU 60114; SIU R-4295.  Madison—UMMZ 53127, 72283, 72284.   Marshall—APSU 19225.  Maury—APSU 5410.   McMinn—FLMNH 22422-22443, Uncataloged (2 specimens).   McNairy—APSU 12136, 16702.  Monroe—CMNH 55707; FLMNH Uncataloged (12 specimens).   Montgomery—APSU 2025, 2026, 3135, 3137, 3312, 3509, 3910, 3911, 5142, 5320, 5331, 5367, 5371, 5571, 5629, 5928, 5962, 6095, 6106, 6107; UIMNH 35730; UMMZ 77426; USNM 44932.  Morgan—TTU 737.  Obion—APSU 2607, 3140, 14318, 14319, 14323-14327, 14329, 14332, 14343-14349; CMNH 35454; MoSU R2936, R3506, R3595, R3596; SIU R-1389, R-1390; UIMNH 13-19, 1002; UL 3589-3592, 4156; UMMZ 53120-53126, 72279, 72282, 80460.   Perry—APSU 12126, 12129; UTKVZC 6732.  Polk—FLMNH Uncataloged (2 specimens); UMMZ 125283; USNM 103118; UTKVZC 6294, 6314, 6315.   Putnam—NCSM 24352, 41677; TTU 731, 739, 866.   Rhea—FLMNH Uncataloged (1 specimen); MCZ 12831, 12832.  Roane—USNM 4154, 87170.   Robertson—APSU 4410, 4417.  Scott—APSU 6175; FLMNH Uncataloged (1 specimen); LSUMZ 52127.  Sevier—CMNH 35459; FLMNH 12044-1, 12044-2; GSMNP 3828, 3833, 3836-3840; USNM 179701; UTKVZC 3436, 3437, 4170.   Shelby—APSU 12113, 12115, 12117-12120, 12127, 12132-12135, 12204, 12952, 12983, 14320-14322, 14331, 14420, 16210-16212, 17279, 17284, 17285, 17289, 17291, 17293, 17294, 17297; UMMZ 84416.  Stewart—APSU 107, 169, 318, 380, 385, 388, 397, 564, 590, 759, 768, 4835, 4959, 4960, 5038, 5065, 5141, 5373, 5698, 5796, 5842-5845, 18022, 18094; UL 2618, 2619; UMMZ 99333.  Sumner—USNM 220265.  Tipton—APSU 16916.  Warren—INHS 10531.  Washington—AMNH R-101350.  Wayne—LSUMZ 52126; USNM 103139, 103143.   White—UMMZ 56352; UTKVZC 6516, 6522.  Wilson—TTU 137, 399, 403, 738.

Literature Sources by Counties: Anderson—Johnson (1964), Murphy et al. (1983), Goodman (2006), Moody (2013).  Bedford—Niemiller and Reynolds (2013a).  Benton—Taylor (1935), Burt (1937), Parker (1948), Jacob (1981).  Blount—Burt (1937).  Cannon—Niemiller and Reynolds (2013a).  Carroll—Cope (1900), Taylor (1935), Burt (1937).  Cheatham—Hopkins (2013).  Chester—Endsley (1954).  Coffee—Miller et al. (2005), Neimiller (2005).   Cumberland—Taylor (1935), Burt (1937).   DeKalb—Harris (1967).  Dyer—Taylor (1935), Burt (1937).  Fayette—Parker (1948).  Fentress—Gentry (1941), Shoup et al. (1941).  Franklin—Yarrow (1882), Cope (1900), Taylor (1935), Burt (1937), Moody (2013).  Grainger—Goodman (2006).  Grundy—Cantrell et al. (2013).  Hamilton—Cope (1900), Taylor (1935), Miller (1996), Wilson et al. (2012).  Hardeman—Norton (1971), Norton and Harvey (1975).  Hawkins—Alsop (1975).  Haywood—Stanley (2005).   Henry—Taylor (1935), Burt (1937).   Hickman—Burt (1937).  Houston—Burt (1937).  Knox—Burt (1937), Burghardt (1973), Goodman (2006), Moody (2013). Lake—Parker (1948).  Madison—Taylor (1935), Burt (1937).  Marion—Wilson et al. (2012).  Marshall—Foster et al. (2013).  McNairy—Norton (1971).  Monroe—Ash (1945).  Montgomery—Burt (1937), Scott (1967, 1982, 1991), Scott and Snyder (1968), Fitch (1998), Ives and Schiller (2004).  Morgan—Shoup and Peyton (1940), Gentry (1941).  Obion—Rhoads (1895), Taylor (1935), Burt (1937), Parker (1937a, 1948).  Overton—Gentry (1941), DeLotelle (1976).  Polk—Ash (1945).  Rhea—Taylor (1935), Burt (1937).  Roane—Yarrow (1882), Cope (1900), Taylor (1935), Burt (1937), Krumholz (1954), Johnson (1964).  Rutherford—Spiess (2004), Niemiller et al. (2011).   Scott—Gentry (1941).  Sevier—Necker (1934), Burt (1937), Huheey and Stupka (1967).   Shelby—Rhoads (1895), Taylor (1935), Burt (1937), Parker (1948), Hassell (1961).  Stewart—Rozelle (1999), Davenport (2005), Davenport and Scott (2009).   Sumner—Cope (1900).  Trousdale—Glorioso and Pruett (2007).  Unicoi—Niemiller and Reynolds (2013a).  Union—Niemiller and Reynolds (2013a).  Van Buren—Thawley (2013b).  Washington—Smith (1969).  White—Taylor (1935), Burt (1937).  Williamson—Taylor (1935), Burt (1937).  Wilson—Ellis (1968), Jordan et al. (1968), Jordan (1986), Niemiller et al. (2011).

Questionable and/or Erroneous Records:  None.

Conservation Status:  None.

Posted: 27 September 2010

Latest Revision: 28 July 2014


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