Plestiodon quadrilineatus

Species: Plestiodon quadrilineatus

English Name: Blue-tailed Skink, Four-striped Skink

Chinese Name: 四线石龙子

Family: Scincidae


Medium-sized Skink, up to 20 cm in total length, with smooth and glossy scales. The dorsal color varies from dark brown to black and have two prominent white stripes and two thinner white lateral stripes extending from snout to tail. These four stripes merge with the brilliant blue of the tail. It can be found in dry shrub and woodland.

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– Zhao, E., Leung, V., Leung, C. V. (1999). Notes on amphibians and reptiles of Macau. Sichuan Journal of Zoology 18 (4) , 147-150.