Assessment Summary - Western Skink (Eumeces skiltonianus)

Assessment Summary - May 2002

Common name
Western Skink

Scientific name
Eumeces skiltonianus

Status
Special Concern

Reason for designation
This species has a very small area of occupancy, apparently in low numbers, and undergoes large fluctuations in numbers. The species' Canadian range is undergoing extensive development, and habitat loss is occurring due to agriculture and urbanization. No quantitative studies have been conducted on this species; however, its restricted range, low densities, population fluctuations and loss of habitat make it a species of concern.

Occurrence
British Columbia

Status history
Designated Special Concern in May 2002. Assessment based on a new status report.