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Brachymeles cebuensis BROWN & RABOR, 1967

IUCN Red List - Brachymeles cebuensis - Critically Endangered, CR

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Rabor's Short-legged Skink 
SynonymBrachymeles cebuensis BROWN & RABOR 1967
Brachymeles cebuensis — BROWN & ALCALA 1980: 22
Brachymeles cebuensis — SILER et al. 2009 
DistributionPhilippines (Cebu)

Type locality: 40 km southwest of Cebu City, Cebu Island.  
TypesHolotype: CAS-SUR 24400 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A small, slender Brachymeles, snout-vent length 55.0 to 74.0 mm, for 12 mature specimens: limbs much reduced, length of hind limb about 4 to 5 percent of snout-vent length: frontoparietals usually in contact, separating frontal from interparietals: no postnasal: five supraoculars [BROWN & RABOR 1967: 528] 
CommentLimb morphology: Species with minute limbs with 0–3 digits.

Habitat: semifossorial and typically found in dry, rotting material inside or underneath decaying logs or in loose soil, forest floor detritus, and leaf litter of lowland forest. 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Brown WC & RABOR DS 1967. Review of the genus Brachymeles (Sauria), with descriptions of new species and subspecies. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (4) 34: 525-548 - get paper here
  • Brown, WC. & A.C. ALCALA 1980. Philippine Lizards of the family Scincidae. Silliman Univ. Nat. Sci., Dumaguete City, Mon., Ser. 2: i-xi + 1-246.
  • Siler, C. D., Oliveros, C. H. & Brown, R. M. 2012. Geographic distribution: Brachymeles cebuensis (Cebu slender skink). Herpetological Review 43: 305 - get paper here
  • Siler, Cameron D.; Arvin C. Diesmos, Angel C. Alcala and Rafe M. Brown 2011. Phylogeny of Philippine slender skinks (Scincidae: Brachymeles) reveals underestimated species diversity, complex biogeographical relationships, and cryptic patterns of lineage diversification. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 59 (1): 53-65 - get paper here
  • Siler, Cameron D.; Edmond L. Rico, Mariano R. Duya, and Rafe M. Brown 2009. A NEW LIMB-REDUCED, LOAM-SWIMMING SKINK (SQUAMATA: SCINCIDAE: BRACHYMELES) FROM CENTRAL LUZON ISLAND, PHILIPPINES. Herpetologica 65 (4): 449 - get paper here
  • SUPSUP, Christian E.; Nevong M. PUNA, Augusto A. ASIS, Bernard R. REDOBLADO, Maria Fatima G. PANAGUINIT, Faith M. GUINTO, Edmund B. RICO, Arvin C. DIESMOS, Rafe M. BROWN and Neil Aldrin D. MALLARI 2016. Amphibians and Reptiles of Cebu, Philippines: The Poorly Understood Herpetofauna of an Island with Very Little Remaining Natural Habitat. Asian Herpetological Research 2016, 7(3): 151–179 DOI: 10.16373/j.cnki.ahr.150049 - get paper here
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