Scincella silvicola

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Scincella silvicola
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Scincidae
Genus: Scincella
S. silvicola
Binomial name
Scincella silvicola
(Taylor, 1937)
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Scincella silvicola is a species of skink that lives in the highlands of Mexico from Puebla to Oaxaca. It occurs primarily in dry, scrubby areas and forests, especially pine forests. It is generally a common species and faces no major threats. It is most likely ovoviviparous.

Like all members of the genus Scincella, S. silvicola is long and cylindrical, with short limbs. Its color is light bronze or cream, and it has a dark stripe originating at the snout and running dorsolaterally across its body. Its maximum snout-vent length is about 53 millimeters.


  • Canseco-Márquez, L. & Santos-Barrera, G. (2007). "Scincella silvicola". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2007: e.T64246A12758239. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2007.RLTS.T64246A12758239.en. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  • García-Vásquez, Uri, and Manuel Feria-Ortiz. "Skinks of Mexico." Reptilia No. 49: 74-79.