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Parvoscincus banahaoensis LINKEM & BROWN, 2013

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymParvoscincus banahaoensis LINKEM & BROWN 2013
Sphenomorphus decipiens — BROWN & ALCALA 1980: 186 (part)
Parvoscincus decipiens sp. 4 — LINKEM et al. 2011 
DistributionPhilippines (Luzon: above 1275 m elevation on Mt. Banahao )

Type locality: Philippines, Luzon Island, Quezon Province, Municipality of Tayabas, Barangay Lalo, coordinates N: 14.0565° N, 121.5119, elevation 1275 m above sea level  
TypesHolotype: PNM 9784 (formerly KU 332637; A. C. Diesmos Field No. 1015): Male, collected August 2001 by A. C. Diesmos.
Paratypes. Same locality as holotype: PNM 6761 (ACD 1020), PNM 6762 (ACD 1021) Females; PNM 6760 (ACD 1016), TNHC 62892 (RMB 3727), TNHC 62893 (RMB 3731), TNHC 62894 (RMB 3732), Males; KU 327426–7, KU 327635, TNHC 62895 (RMB 3735). 
CommentHabitat. This species is found in primary forest in loose soil under rocks and logs above 1000 m elevation. 
EtymologyThe specific epithet is the Latin participle formation of the name of the type locality (Mt. Banahao, Quezon Province, Luzon Island). 
  • 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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