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|Exact locality, based on literature record believed valid|
|Approximate locality based on specimen(s) or photographs examined|
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|County record only, based on specimens or photographs examined|
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Two subspecies of this lizard are recognized:
P. a. anthracinus (Northern Coal
Skink) and P. a. pluvialis (Southern
Coal Skink) (de Queiroz and Reeder
2012). Both of these, along with an intergrade
population are known from Tennessee (Conant and Collins 1998).
Populations of P. a. pluvialis have been documented from four counties (Benton,
Henderson, Humphreys, and McNairy) astride the Tennessee River in western Tennessee; records of P. a. anthracinus
exist from Blount, Sevier, and Green counties in East Tennessee's Great Smoky Mountains; and intergrades
are known from Polk County in the state’s extreme southeastern corner.
by Counties: Benton—APSU 16350.
Henderson—APSU 5991, 5992.
19672. Polk—NCSM 8591; UTKVZC
6300, 6313, 6402.
Sources by Counties: Benton—Jacob
(1981), Jacob and Sanders (1980).
Blount—Tilley and Huheey (2001).
et al. (2016).
Henderson—Butterfield et al.
et al. (2016).
and/or Erroneous Records:
Posted: 14 July 2008
Latest Revision: 28 August 2017