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