Tail bifurcation in Plestiodon skiltonianus

A new natural history note from the A.P.E. lab!

K.T. Shoemaker and D.C. Miles

As part of our field research, members of the A.P.E. lab occasionally stumble on a novel observation worthy of a published ‘natural history note’. Here, we note the observation of tail bifurcation in the western skink, Plestiodon skiltonianus:

This is the first publication for UNR undergraduate Chasey Danser (pictured below doing field research)- congratulations Chasey!!

(Photo credit: Danielle C. Miles)

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