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Lipinia vulcania GIRARD, 1858

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae (Sphenomorphini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Vulcan Lipinia 
SynonymLipinia vulcania GIRARD 1858
Leiolopisma vulcanium — TAYLOR 1922: 211
Lipinia vulcania — GREER 1974: 11
Lipinia vulcania — BROWN & ALCALA 1980: 100
Lipinia vulcania — DAS & AUSTIN 2007
Lipinia cf. vulcania — BROWN et al. 2012
Lipinia cf. vulcania — BROWN et al. 2013 
DistributionPhilippines (“Caldera on Mindanoo” = Mindanao, Luzon, Sibuyan)

Type locality: Zamboanga Peninsula, Mindanao.  
TypesHolotype: USNM 5685 (Listed as the holotype of Hombronia fasciolaris Girard, 1858, by Cochran 1961) (also according to the Remarks in original ledger entry). Zug (1985:151) questions the type status of this specimen and suggests that this specimen might in fact be the holotype of Lipinia vulcania Girard, 1858). Maybe lost fide Glenn Shea, pers. comm., Feb 2019. 
CommentExternal ear opening present; seven supralabials; supralabial V in midorbital position; 32 midbody scale rows; 62 longitudinal scale rows between parietals and tail base; and 17 lamellae under toe IV (from DAS & AUSTIN 2007). 
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1886. On the reptiles and batrachians of the Solomon Islands. Trans. Zool. Soc. London 12: 35-62
  • Brown, R.M.; C.H. Oliveros; C.D. Siler; J.B. Fernandez; L.J. Welton; P.A.C. Buenavente; M.L.L. Diesmos; A.C. Diesmos 2012. Amphibians and Reptiles of Luzon Island (Philippines), VII: Herpetofauna of Ilocos Norte Province, Northern Cordillera Mountain Range. Check List 8(3):469-490 - get paper here
  • 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.
  • Brown; Rafe; Cameron Siler, Carl Oliveros, Luke Welton, Ashley Rock, John Swab, Merlijn Van Weerd, Jonah van Beijnen, Dominic Rodriguez, Edmund Jose, Arvin Diesmos 2013. The amphibians and reptiles of Luzon Island, Philippines, VIII: the herpetofauna of Cagayan and Isabela Provinces, northern Sierra Madre Mountain Range. ZooKeys 266 (2013) Special Issue: 1-120<br />doi: 10.3897/zookeys.266.3982 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Girard, C. 1858. Descriptions of some new Reptiles, collected by the US. Exploring Expedition under the command of Capt. Charles Wilkes, U.S.N. Fourth Part. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci Philadelphia 1857: 195-199 - get paper here
  • Gojo-Cruz, Paul Henric P. and Leticia E. Afuang 2018. The Zoogeographic Significance of Caraballo Mountain Range, Luzon Island, Philippines With Focus on the Biogeography of Luzon’s Herpetofauna. Philippine Journal of Science 147 (3): 393-409 - get paper here
  • Meneses CG, Siler CD, Alviola PA, Gonzalez JCT, Balatibat JB, Natividad CA, Brown RM 2022. Amphibian and reptile diversity along a ridge-to-reef elevational gradient on a small isolated oceanic island of the central Philippines. Check List 18(5): 941-948 - get paper here
  • Supsup, Christian E., Bernard R. Redoblado and Faith M. Guinto. 2016. First record of rare endemic tree skink Lipinia vulcania on Sibuyan Island, Philippines, with notes on its conservation and taxonomic status. Herpetological Review 47 (1): 24-26 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Zug, G.R. 1985. Pacific Island Lizards: Status of Type Specimens from the US Exploring Expedition 1838-1842 Copeia 1985 (1): 150-154. - get paper here
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