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Lipinia rabori (BROWN & ALCALA, 1956)

IUCN Red List - Lipinia rabori - Data Deficient, DD

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae (Sphenomorphini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Rabor's Lipinia 
SynonymLygosoma rabori BROWN & ALCALA 1956: 8
Lipinia rabori — GREER 1974
Lipinia rabori — BROWN & ALCALA 1980: 97
Lipinia rabori — DAS & AUSTIN 2007 
DistributionPhilippines (Negros, Panay)

Type locality: Cuernos de Negros, Negros Island.  
TypesHolotype: CAS-SUR 19150 
DiagnosisDescription: a large member of the genus, SVL to 51.0 mm in males and 54.8 mm in females; external ear opening present; 7–8 supralabials; seven infralabials; 22 midbody scale rows; 52–57 longitudinal scale rows between parietals and tail base; 18–21 lamellae under toe IV (from DAS & AUSTIN 2007). 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Dioscoro S. "Joe" Rabor (1911-1996), the preeminent Philippine ornithologist, mammalogist, herpetologist, ichthyologist, and conservationist of the 20th century. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • 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
  • Gaulke, M. 2011. The herpetofauna of Panay Island, Philippines. Edition Chimaira, 390 pp.
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