Brachymeles wrighti TAYLOR, 1925
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Brachymeles wrighti?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: 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||Limb morphology: 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).
|Etymology||Named after John Dutton Wright (1866-1952), an educator and philanthropist in New York and Santa Barbara, California.|
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