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Parvoscincus beyeri (TAYLOR, 1922)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesBeyer's Sphenomorphus 
SynonymSphenomorphus beyeri TAYLOR 1922
Sphenomorphus beyeri — BROWN & ALCALA 1980: 154
Sphenomorphus beyeri — BROWN et al. 1996
Sphenomorphus beyeri — RELOX et al. 2011
Parvoscincus beyeri — LINKEM, DIESMOS & BROWN 2011 
DistributionPhilippines (Luzon)

Type locality: Mt. Banahao, Laguna Province, S Luzon; Quezon Province, Municipality of tayabas fide BROWN et al. 2010.  
TypesHolotype: CAS 61183 
CommentDistribution: Reports from SE Mindanao are likely misidentifications and most likely represent Sphenomorphus diwata (SUPSUP et al. 2017).

SVL: ca. 65 mm 
EtymologyNamed after Henry Otley Beyer (1883-1966), an American ethnologist who spent much ofhis career in the Philippines. He was one ofthe founders ofthe Department of Anthropology, University of the Philippines (1914) and later head of that department (1925). 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Brown R M; Ferner J W; Ruedas L A 1995. A new species of lygosomine lizard (Reptilia: Lacertilia: Scincidae; Sphenomorphus) from Mt. Isarog, Luzon Island, Philippines. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 108 (1): 18-28 - get paper here
  • Brown, R.M. et al. 2010. Species boundaries in Philippine montane forest skinks (Genus Sphenomorphus): three new species from the mountains of Luzon and clarification of the status of the poorly known S. beyeri, S. knollmanae, and S. laterimaculatus. Scient. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Univ. Kansas (42): 1-27
  • Brown, Rafe M.; Ferner, John W.; Sison, Rogelio V.; Gonzales, Pedro C.; Kennedy, Robert S. 1996. Amphibians and reptiles of the Zambales Mountains of Luzon Island, Republic of the Philippines. Herpetological Natural History 4 (1): 1-22
  • 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,R.M. & Ferner,J.W. & Sison,R.V. 1995. Rediscovery and redescription of Sphenomorphus beyeri Taylor (Reptilia: Lacertilia: Scincidae) from the Zambales Mountains of Luzon, Philippines. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 108 (1): 6-17 - get paper here
  • Linkem, Charles W.; Arvin C. Diesmos, Rafe M. Brown 2011. Molecular systematics of the Philippine forest skinks (Squamata: Scincidae: Sphenomorphus): testing morphological hypotheses of interspecific relationships. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 163: 1217–1243
  • Relox, Richel E.; Emmanuel P. Leańo, and Fritzie B. Ates-Camino 2011. Herpetofaunal Endemism And Diversity in Tropical Forests of Mt. Hamiguitan in the Philippines. Herp. Cons. Biol. 6 (1): 107−113 - get paper here
  • Taylor,E.H. 1922. Additions to the herpetological fauna of the Philippine Islands, II. Philippine Journal of Science 21: 257-303
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