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Parvoscincus palaliensis LINKEM & BROWN, 2013

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymParvoscincus palaliensis LINKEM & BROWN 2013
Sphenomorphus decipiens — BROWN & ALCALA 1980: 186 (part) 
DistributionPhilippines (Luzon: between 1374–1450 m elevation on Mt. Palali)

Type locality: Luzon Island, Nueva Viscaya Province, Municipality of Quezon, Barangay Maddiangat, Mt. Palali, coordinates 16.439417° N, 121.223361° E, elevation 1374 m.  
TypesHolotype: PNM 9785 (formerly KU 308693, E. B. L. Rico Field No. 1158): Female: collected on 15 March 2007 by E. B. L. Rico.
Paratypes. KU 308651, KU 308690–92: Juveniles from same locality as holotype. 
CommentHabitat. The species appears to be a high elevation endemic to Mt. Palali. All specimens were found in primary montane forest in the leaf litter or near rotting logs. 
EtymologyThe specific epithet is the Latin participle formation of the name of the type locality (Mt. Palali, Nueva Viscaya Province, Luzon Island). 
  • 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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