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Parvoscincus jimmymcguirei LINKEM & BROWN, 2013

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymParvoscincus jimmymcguirei LINKEM & BROWN 2013
Sphenomorphus decipiens — BROWN & ALCALA 1980: 186 (part)
Parvoscincus decipiens sp. 1 — LINKEM et al. 2011
Parvoscincus cf decipiens — BROWN et al. 2013 
DistributionPhilippines (N Luzon)

Type locality: Philippines, Luzon Island, Cagayan Province, Municipality of Gonzaga, Barangay Magrafil, Mt. Cagua, elevation 783 m elevationl, coordinates 18.219° N, 122.111° E.  
TypesHolotype: PNM 9780 (formerly KU 330120; RMB Field No. 14729); Female. Collected 9 July 2011 by RMB.
Paratypes. Philippines, Luzon Island, Cagayan Province, Municipality of Gonzaga, Barangay Magrafil, Mt. Cagua: KU 330126 (RMB 15016), KU 330122 (RMB 14817) Males; KU 330128 (RMB 15048) Female. Nueva Vizcaya Province, Municipality of Quezon, Barangay Maddiangat: KU 325796 (RMB 13514) Male. Bulacan Province, Municipality of Dona Remedios Trinidad, Barangay Kabayunan: KU 329401 (DSM 1804). Ilocos Norte Province, Municipality of Adams, Barangay Adams: KU 329935 (RMB 14394) Male; KU 329931 (RMB 14368), KU 329941 (RMB 14515), KU 329945 (RMB 14524), KU 329949 (RMB 14538) Females. 
EtymologyThe specific epithet is a patronym in the genitive singular, and is chosen in recognition of the many contributions of Jimmy A. McGuire to the systematics of Southeast Asian reptiles. 
  • Gojo-Cruz, Paul Henric P. and Leticia E. Afuang 2018. The Zoogeographic Significance of Caraballo Mountain Range, Luzon Island, Philippines With Focus on the Biogeography of Luzon’s Herpetofauna Philippine Journal of Science 147 (3): 393-409 - get paper here
  • 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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