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Parvoscincus boyingi (BROWN, LINKEM, DIESMOS, BALETE, DUYA & FERNER, 2010)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesBoying’s Zambales Mountain skink 
SynonymSphenomorphus boyingi BROWN, LINKEM, DIESMOS, BALETE, DUYA & FERNER 2010
Parvoscincus boyingi — LINKEM, DIESMOS & BROWN 2011 
DistributionPhilippines (Luzon)

Type locality: at 1460 m elevation on west face of Mt. High Peak (4.3 km N, 0.5 km E of peak; 15° 31’ N, 120° 07’ E), Barangay Coto, Municipality of Masinloc, Zambales Province, Luzon Island, Philippines Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: PNM 2302 (male, sVL 62.7 mm), collect- ed by RMB, 16 March, 1992. Paratypes: PNM, CMNH 
CommentSVL: ca. 56 mm 
Etymology“The specific epithet is a patronym in the genitive singular honoring our good friend and frequent field companion Renato “Boying” Fernandez. We are pleased to name this distinctive species for Boying in recognition of his unique abilities as a field biologist and in thanks for the enthusiastic company he has provided us over the years.” 
  • 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
  • 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
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