GREAT PLAINS SKINKS
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Eumeces obsoletus
HABITAT: Open rocky hillsides with low vegetation in the Great Plains region.
CONSERVATION STATUS: Least Concern
Great Plains skinks are well adapted to living most of their life beneath the rocks. Their limbs help them to dig but are small enough to fit into small spaces. In addition, these skinks have a movable lower eyelid which is clear in the center. This enables the skinks to see while they dig and keep dirt out of the eye at the same time.