Parvoscincus tagapayo (BROWN, MCGUIRE, FERNER & ALCALA, 1999)
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|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Aurora mountain skink|
|Synonym||Sphenomorphus tagapayo BROWN et al. 1999|
Parvoscincus tagapayo — LINKEM, DIESMOS & BROWN 2011
|Distribution||Philippines (SE Luzon, Aurora Province)|
Type locality: at 1050 m elevation on the south-facing slope of Mt. Ma-aling-aling, (15°39’6”N, 121°21’7”E), Kabatangan River drainage, Aurora National Park, 1.2 km south, 1.2 km east of Barangay Villa Aurora, Municipalityof San Luis, Aurora Province, Luzon Island, Republic of the Philippines.
|Types||Holotype: PNM 5767|
|Comment||SVL: ca. 28 mm|
|Etymology||Named after the tagalog “tagapayo”, meaning a wise and trusted friend, advisor, or mentor, and referring to Walter C. Brown (1913-2002), a herpetologist who specialized in the herpetofauna of the South Pacific and the Philippines. He received his doctorate from Stanford (1955) and went to Silliman University, Philippines, as a Fulbright Professor of Sciences.|
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