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Parvoscincus luzonense (BOULENGER, 1895)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesHighland Sphenomorphus 
SynonymLygosoma luzonense BOULENGER 1895: 733
Sphenomorphus bakeri TAYLOR 1922: 193
Sphenomorphus luzonensis — TAYLOR 1922: 175
Sphenomorphus luzonense — BROWN & ALCALA 1980: 163
Sphenomorphus luzonensis — BROWN et al 1999
Sphenomorphus cf. luzonensis — DIESMOS et al. 2005
Parvoscincus luzonense — LINKEM, DIESMOS & BROWN 2011
Parvoscincus luzonensis — LINKEM & BROWN 2013 
DistributionPhilippines (Luzon)

Type locality: Mt. Benguet, Mountain Province, Luzon Island.
Type locality: Panai, Benguet, Mountain Province, Luzon Island [bakeri].  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: BMNH
Holotype: CAS [bakeri] 
CommentSVL: ca. 44 mm 
References
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1895. Second report on additions to the lizard collection in the Natural History Museum. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1894: 722-736 [published in April 1895 fide A. Bauer] - 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., Jimmy A. McGuire, John W. Ferner and Angel C. Alcala 1999. New species of diminutive scincid lizard (Squamata: Lygosominae: Sphenomorphus) from Luzon Island, Republic of the Philippines. Copeia 1999 (2): 362-370 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Diesmos, A. C., R. M. Brown, and G. V. A. Gee 2005. Preliminary report on the amphibians and reptiles of Balbalasang-Balbalan National Park, Luzon Island, Philippines. Sylvatrop 13 (1&2): 63-80
  • 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
  • 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
  • Taylor,E.H. 1922. The lizards of the Philippine Islands. Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Bureau of Science, Government of the Philippine Islands, Manila, Publication no. 17: 269 pp. - get paper here
  • Taylor,E.H. 1922. Additions to the herpetological fauna of the Philippine Islands, I. Philippine Journal of Science 21: 161-206 - get paper here
 
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