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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. 
  • 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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