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Lipinia vulcania GIRARD, 1858

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesVulcan 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. 2013 
DistributionPhilippines (“Caldera on Mindanoo” = Mindanao, Luzon, Sibuyan)

Type locality: Zamboanga Peninsula, Mindanao.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: USNM 5685 (Listed as the holotype of Hombronia fasciolaris Girard, 1858, in 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) 
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). 
References
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1886. On the reptiles and batrachians of the Solomon Islands. Trans. Zool. Soc. London 12: 35-62
  • 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 Mou ntain 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
  • 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
  • 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
 
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