Great Plains Skink (Plestiodon obsoletus) - Endangered
Description: 6½ - 13¾ inches. Young Great Plains Skinks are black with light spots on the head and lips, and have bright blue tails. As they age, tan or brown spots will start to appear on each scale, and the will lose its blue coloring. Adult Great Plains Skinks may appear to be black with tan or brown spots, or tan or brown with black flecks.