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Bermuda Rock Skink

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The Bermuda Rock Skink (Eumeces longirostris) is a medium to large species of Skink, reaching lengths up to 9 cm, not including the tail. It is endemic to the islands of Bermuda and is a critically endangered species of lizard.

The Bermuda Rock Skink prefers to live along the coast where the terrain is a bit more rocky than inland. They hunt through the rocks for small insects and crustaceans year round, as the do not hibernate because of the warm year-round temperatures.

The main body color of these lizards is dark gray or brown, with a grey to pink underside. They also have pink to orange on their throats and along their cheeks. Bermuda Rock Skinks are also hatched with dark stripes running along their bodies, which slowly fade as the lizard gets older.

As mentioned, Bermuda Rock Skinks are a critically endangered species. This is largely due to the destruction of their natural habitat, and domesticated pets like dogs and cats, which have both become new natural predators.

Bermuda Rock Skink Classification

- Kingdom: Animalia
 - Division: Chordata
  - Class: Reptilia
   - Order: Squamata
    - Family: Scincidae
     - Genus: Eumeces
      - Species: Eumeces longirostris
 
 
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