Brachymeles isangdaliri DAVIS, FELLER, BROWN & SILER, 2014
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Brachymeles isangdaliri?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Aurora Slender Skink|
|Synonym||Brachymeles isangdaliri DAVIS, FELLER, BROWN & SILER 2014|
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)
|Types||Holotype: 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.
|Comment||Habitat: under rotting logs in secondary-growth forest (1000–1230 h)|
Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).
|Etymology||The 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.|