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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|
|?||Questionable and/or problematic record|
No subspecies are recognized for
Plestiodon laticeps (de Queiroz and Reeder 2012).
Broad-headed Skinks have been documented in scattered localities across Tennessee from
the Mississippi River to the Unaka Mountains, but many counties in all three
grand divisions lack verified records.
Literature Sources by Counties:
Anderson—Moody (2013), Byrd and Fox (2017).
Dickson—Gentry (1956). Franklin—Miller et al. (2005).
et al. (2013).
Hardeman—Norton (1971), Norton and Harvey (1975).
Marshall—Foster et al. (2013).
Maury—Foster and Conway (2012b).
Obion—Taylor (1935), Parker
(1948), Gentry (1956), Pitts (1978).
Niemiller et al. (2011).
Sevier—King (1939), Huheey and
Parker (1948), Hassell (1961).
Stewart—Zirkle (1993), Davenport (2005), Davenport and Scott (2009).
Sumner—Gillespie and Threadgill
Union—Reynolds and Niemiller
Weakley—Fulbright et al. (2014).
Wilson—Jordan et al. (1968), Jordan (1986), Niemiller et al. (2011).
and/or Erroneous Records:
The Sumner County record (Gillespie and Threadgill 2009) is questionable
because the common name is given as “Five-lined Skink” and the scientific name
as “Eumeces laticeps.”
Conservation Status: None.
Posted: 21 December 2009
Latest Revision: 11 December 2017