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Lipinia auriculata (TAYLOR, 1917)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesLipinia auriculata auriculata (TAYLOR 1917)
Lipinia auriculata herrei (TAYLOR 1922)
Lipinia auriculata kempi (TAYLOR 1919) 
Common NamesTaylor's Lipinia 
SynonymSiaphos auriculatus TAYLOR 1917: 377
Siaphos auriculatum — TAYLOR 1922: 221
Lygosoma (Leiolopisma) auriculatum — BROWN & ALCALA 1956: 5
Lipinia auriculata — GREER 1974 (incertae sedis)
Lipinia auriculata — BROWN & ALCALA 1980: 89
Lipinia auriculata — DAS & AUSTIN 2007

Lipinia auriculata herrei (TAYLOR 1922)
Siaphos herrei TAYLOR 1922
Lygosoma (Leiolopisma) auriculatum herrei — BROWN & ALCALA 1956
Lygosoma (Leiolopisma) auriculatum — BROWN & ALCALA 1970 (part)
Lipinia auriculata herrei — SANGUILA et al. 2016

Lipinia auriculata kempi (TAYLOR 1919)
Siaphos kempi TAYLOR 1919
Siaphos kempi — TAYLOR 1922: 216
Lygosoma (Leiolopisma) auriculatum kempi — BROWN & ALCALA 1956: 5
Lygosoma (Leiolopisma) auriculatum — BROWN & ALCALA 1970 (part)
Lipinia auriculata — GREER 1974 (part) 
DistributionPhilippines (Negros, Masbate, Mindoro, Cebu)

Type locality: Canlaon Volcano, elevation, 900 M., Negros I., P. I.

herrei: Philippines (Polillo, Mindanao); TL: Polillo Island, Philippines  
TypesHolotype: CM = Carnegie Museum, No. 1737; Originally EHT, No. 894; Coll., E. H. Taylor, Dec. 23, 1915.
Holotype: CAS 62262 [herrei]
Holotype: CM P1734 (1734-36) [kempi] 
Commentstatus unclear. The CAS holotype catalogue also lists L. a. herrei.

external ear opening present; 22–25 midbody scale rows; and 55–61 longitudinal scale rows between parietals and tail base (from DAS & AUSTIN 2007). 
  • Brown, W.C. & ALCALA,A.C. 1956. A review of the Philippine lizards of the genus Lygosoma (Leiolopisma). Occas. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Stanford Univ. (3): 1-10
  • Brown, WC. & A.C. ALCALA 1980. Philippine Lizards of the family Scincidae. Silliman Univ. Nat. Sci., Dumaguete City, Mon., Ser. 2: i-xi + 1-246.
  • Das, I. & Austin, C.C. 2007. New Species of Lipinia (Squamata: Scincidae) from Borneo, Revealed by Molecular and Morphological Data. Journal of Herpetology 41 (1): 61 - get paper here
  • Sanguila MB, Cobb KA, Siler CD, Diesmos AC, Alcala AC, Brown RM 2016. The amphibians and reptiles of Mindanao Island, southern Philippines, II: the herpetofauna of northeast Mindanao and adjacent islands. ZooKeys 624: 1–132, doi: 10.3897/zookeys.624.9814 - get paper here
  • Siler, Cameron D. and Rafe M. Brown 2010. Phylogeny-based Species Delimitation in Philippine Slender Skinks (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae: Brachymeles): Taxonomic Revision of Pentadactyl Species Groups and Description of Three New Species. Herpetological Monographs 24 (1): 1-54 - get paper here
  • SUPSUP, Christian E.; Nevong M. PUNA, Augusto A. ASIS, Bernard R. REDOBLADO, Maria Fatima G. PANAGUINIT, Faith M. GUINTO, Edmund B. RICO, Arvin C. DIESMOS, Rafe M. BROWN and Neil Aldrin D. MALLARI 2016. Amphibians and Reptiles of Cebu, Philippines: The Poorly Understood Herpetofauna of an Island with Very Little Remaining Natural Habitat Asian Herpetological Research 2016, 7(3): 151–179 DOI: 10.16373/j.cnki.ahr.150049 - get paper here
  • Taylor, E.H. 1919. New or rare Philippine reptiles. Philippine Journal of Science 14: 105-125
  • Taylor, E.H. 1922. The lizards of the Philippine Islands. Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Bureau of Science, Government of the Philippine Islands, Manila, Publication no. 17: 269 pp. - get paper here
  • Taylor, E.H. 1944. Present location of certain herpetological and other type specimens. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 30 (1): 117-187. - get paper here
  • Taylor,E.H. 1917. Snakes and lizards known from Negros, with descriptions of new species and subspecies. Philippine Journal of Science 12: 353-381 - get paper here
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