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Brachymeles isangdaliri DAVIS, FELLER, BROWN & SILER, 2014

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesAurora Slender Skink 
SynonymBrachymeles isangdaliri DAVIS, FELLER, BROWN & SILER 2014 
DistributionPhilippines (Luzon)

Type locality: near the campus of Aurora State College of Technology (ASCOT), Barangay Zabali, Municipality of Baler, Aurora Province, Luzon Island, Philippines (15°44’31.2’’N, 121°34’33.6’’E; WGS-84)  
TypesHolotype: PNM 9791 (formerly KU 323086; RMB Field No. 12651), adult female, collected on 8 June 2009, by A. Diesmos, R. M. Brown, and C. D. Siler.
Paratopotypes: One juvenile (KU 323085) collected on 8 June 2009. 
CommentHabitat: under rotting logs in secondary-growth forest (1000–1230 h)

Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe name of the new species is derived from the Tagalog (Filipino) terms ‘isa,’ meaning one, and ‘daliri,’ meaning digit, to represent the species unidactyl limbs. 
  • DAVIS, DREW R.; AARON D. GEHEBER, JESSA L. WATTERS, MICHELLE L. PENROD, KATHRYN D. FELLER, ALISSA ASHFORD, JOSH KOURI, DANIEL NGUYEN, KATHRYN SHAUBERGER, KYRA SHEATSLEY, CLAIRE WINFREY, RACHEL WONG, MARITES B. SANGUILA, RAFE M. BROWN & CAMERON D. SIL 2016. Additions to Philippine Slender Skinks of the Brachymeles bonitae Complex (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae) III: a new species from Tablas Island. Zootaxa 4132 (1): 030–043 - get paper here
  • Davis, Drew R.; Kathryn D. Feller, Rafe M. Brown, and Cameron D. Siler 2014. Evaluating the Diversity of Philippine Slender Skinks of the Brachymeles bonitae Complex (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae): Redescription of B. tridactylus and Descriptions of Two New Species. Journal of Herpetology Dec 2014, Vol. 48, No. 4: 480-494. - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
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