Brachymeles wrighti TAYLOR, 1925
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Brachymeles wrighti?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Wright's Short-legged Skink|
|Synonym||Brachymeles wrighti TAYLOR 1925: 106|
Brachymeles wrighti — BROWN & RABOR 1967
Brachymeles wrighti — BROWN & ALCALA 1980: 30
Brachymeles wrighti — SILER et al. 2009
Type locality: Tr inidad, Northern Luzon Island
|Types||Holotype: MCZ 26589|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Habitus slender; snout-vent length 130 mm. for one specimen ; limbs greatly reduced with 4 clawed toes on both fore and hind limbs, length of hind limb 7.5 per cent snout-vent length (1 specimen); ear opening questionable because of injury; no postnasal; -28- scale rows around the middle of the body; -102- scale rows along the middorsal line between the parietals and the base of the tail (from BROWN 1956).|
|Comment||Species with reduced limbs.|
This species is only known from a few specimens.
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 higher elevation forest.
Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).