Parvoscincus igorotorum (BROWN, LINKEM, DIESMOS, BALETE, DUYA & FERNER, 2010)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Parvoscincus igorotorum?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Igorot Cordillera Mountains skink|
|Synonym||Sphenomorphus igorotorum BROWN, LINKEM, DIESMOS, BALETE, DUYA & FERNER 2010|
Parvoscincus igorotorum — LINKEM, DIESMOS & BROWN 2011
Type locality: at 1400 m elevation in area known locally as “Mapga,” (N: 17.442°; E: 121.075), Balbalan-Balbalasang National Park, Barangay Balbalasang, Municipality of Balbalan, Kalinga Province, Luzon Island, Philippines.
|Types||Holotype: PNM 9623 (formerly FMnH 259445; Field number: RMB 3169), collected by RMB, 14 March 2001.|
|Comment||SVL: ca. 55 mm|
Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).
|Etymology||“We are pleased to name this distinctive new northern Cordillera endemic skink for the dominant indigenous peoples group of the area: the Igorot (includ- ing the enthno-linguistic groups of the Bontoc, Ibaloi, Ifugao, Isneg, Kalinga, and the Kankana-ey). Igorots are distinguished by a tradition of fierce self-determination, warrior-like dispositions, a tradition of head hunting, and a history of armed resistance against invading forces seeking to control or exploit their forested homelands. never conquered by colonialists, Igorots fought spanish hegemony for 325 years and have subsequently resisted, Japanese, American, and Philippine government subju- gation for the last 110 years.”|