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Parvoscincus arvindiesmosi LINKEM & BROWN, 2013

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymParvoscincus arvindiesmosi LINKEM & BROWN 2013
Sphenomorphus decipiens — BROWN & ALCALA 1980: 186 (part)
Parvoscincus decipiens sp. 2 — LINKEM et al. 2011 
DistributionPhilippines (S Luzon)

Type locality: Philippines, Luzon Island, Camarines del Norte Province, Municipality of Labo, Barangay Tulay na Lupa, Mt. Labo, elevation 211 m elevation, coordinates 14.0394° N, 122.787° E.  
TypesHolotype: PNM 9781 (formerly KU 306559: CDS 2171); Male. Collected 7 July, 2006 by C. D. Siler.
Paratypes. Same location as holotype: KU 313866 (RMB 9903), KU 306561 (CWL 486) Males; KU 306560 (CWL 485) Juvenile. Quezon Province, Municipality of Tayabas, Barangay Lalo, Mt. Banahao: PNM 8611 (RMB 3656), TNHC62679 (RMB 3685), TNHC 62890 (RMB 3682) Females. 
CommentHabitat. This species is found under logs on stream banks, inside rotten logs and under logs and in leaf litter. 
EtymologyThe specific epithet is a patronym in the genitive singular, honoring the contributions of Arvin C. Diesmos to the ecology, conservation, and systematics of Philippine herpetofauna. 
  • LINKEM, CHARLES W.; RAFE M. BROWN 2013. Systematic revision of the Parvoscincus decipiens (Boulenger, 1894) complex of Philippine forest skinks (Squamata: Scincidae: Lygosominae) with descriptions of seven new species. Zootaxa 3700 (4): 501–533 - get paper here
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