Coal Skink (Plestiodon anthracinus)
Photo of Coal Skink by Bill Hubick
Photo of Adult Northern Coal Skink courtesy of Charlie Stine
Usually found in moist wooded areas, near springs or creeks. May take cover in rocky outcrops or under debris or even shallow water.
May find females guarding eggs in leaf debris during late spring or summer. May be found foraging for insects during daylight hours. This skink is state listed as Endangered in Maryland. If found, please report sightings to the Maryland Wildlife and Heritage Service.
Photo of Habitat for Northern Coal Skink courtesy of Rebecca Chalmers
This animal has only been found in Garrett and western Allegany Counties.
580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis MD 21401
Call toll-free in *Maryland* at 1-877-620-8DNR (8367)
Out of State: 410-260-8DNR (8367)