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Lankascincus taylori GREER, 1991

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae (Ristellidae), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesTaylor's Tree Skink 
SynonymLankascincus taylori GREER 1991
Lankascincus taylori — AUSTIN et al. 2004
Lankascincus taylori — ZIESMANN et al. 2007 
DistributionSri Lanka (sub montane forest area)

Type locality: central Ceylon Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: BMNH; Paratypes in ZFMK, BMNH, CM, FMNH and USNM 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after Edward Harrison Taylor, 1889-1978 [obituary in Herp Review 10 (2): 47; see also Borrell 2013 for further biographical notes] 
References
  • Austin, C.C.; Das, I. & De Silva, A. 2004. Higher-level molecular phylogenetic relationships of the endemic genus Lankascincus from Sri Lanka based on nuclear DNA sequences. Lyriocephalus 5 (1-2): 11-22 [special issue] - get paper here
  • Batuwita, Sudesh and Rohan Pethiyagoda 2007. Description of new species of Sri Lankan Litter Skink (Squamata: Scincidae: Lankascincus). Ceylon Journal of Science (Bio. Sci.) 36(2):80-87
  • de Silva, Anslem, C. C. Austin, A. M. Bauer, S. Goonewardene, J. Drake, P. de Silva, T. Shripathy, S. Ramesh, K. Suthagar and A. Kajatheepan 2005. Observations on the skinks inhabiting the Knuckles massif: with special reference to genus Lankascincus. Lyriocephalus (Special Issue) 6(1-2):95-100 - get paper here
  • Greer A E 1991. Lankascincus, a new genus of scincid lizards from Sri Lanka, with descriptions of three new species. Journal of Herpetology 25 (1): 59-64 - get paper here
  • Somaweera, R. & Somaweera, N. 2009. Lizards of Sri Lanka: a colour guide with field keys. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 304 pp.
  • Wickramasinghe, L.J. MENDIS; Rodrigo, R.; Dayawansa, N. & Jayantha, U.L.D. 2007. Two new species of Lankascincus (Squamata: Scincidae) from Sripada Sanctuary (Peak Wilderness), in Sri Lanka. Zootaxa 1612: 1–24 - get paper here
  • Ziesmann, S.; Klaas, P.& Janzen, P. 2007. Von Skinken und anderen Echsen [Sri Lankas]. Draco 7 (30): 18-23 - get paper here
 
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