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Pinoyscincus abdictus (BROWN & ALCALA, 1980)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesPinoyscincus abdictus abdictus (BROWN & ALCALA 1980)
Pinoyscincus abdictus aquilonius (BROWN & ALCALA 1980) 
Common Names 
SynonymSphenomorphus abdictus BROWN & ALCALA 1980: 198
Lygosoma jagori BOULENGER 1887: 240 (part.)
Lygosoma (Sphenomorphus) jagori SMITH 1937: 220 (part.)
Pinoyscincus abdictus — LINKEM, DIESMOS & BROWN 2011

Sphenomorphus abdictus aquilonius BROWN & ALCALA 1980
Sphenomorphus abdictus aquilonius — BROWN et al. 2000
Sphenomorphus abdictus aquilonius — MCLEOD et al. 2011
Pinoyscincus abdictus aquilonius — DEVAN-SONG & BROWN 2012
Pinoyscincus abdictus aquilonius — BROWN et al. 2013 
DistributionPhilippines (abdictus: Mindanao, Camiguin, Bohol; aquilonius: S Luzon, Polillo).

aquilonius: Luzon; Type locality: Ylinguin Valley near Subic Bay, Luzon Island

abdictus: Philippines (Luzon); Type locality: Mt. Mambajao, Camiguin Island, elevation 500 m.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: CAS-SU 28341 (abdictus abdictus), paratype: ZMUC
Holotype: CAS 15444 [abdictus aquilonius] 
CommentSVL: 86.2 m (87.1 mm in aquilonius) 
EtymologyNamed for the fact that this species was not recognized as being distinct from S. jagori for a long time (abdictus means “hidden” or “concealed”.). 
References
  • Beukema, W. 2011. Herpetofauna of disturbed forest fragments on the lower Mt. Kitanglad Rnage, Mindanao Isand, Philippines. Salamandra 47 (2): 90-98 - 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.; Ferner, John W.; Sison, Rogelio V.; Gonzales, Pedro C.; Kennedy, Robert S. 1996. Amphibians and reptiles of the Zambales Mountains of Luzon Island, Republic of the Philippines. Herpetological Natural History 4 (1): 1-22
  • 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
  • Brown,R.M.; McGuire, J.A.; Ferner,J.W.; Icarangal Jr., N. & Kennedy, R.S. 2000. Amphibians and reptiles of Luzon island, II: preliminary report on the herptofauna of Aurora Memorial national Park, Philippines. Hamadryad 25 (2): 175-195 - get paper here
  • Brown; Rafe; Cameron Siler, Carl Oliveros, Luke Welton, Ashley Rock, John Swab, Merlijn Van Weerd, Jonah van Beijnen, Dominic Rodriguez, Edmund Jose, Arvin Diesmos 2013. The amphibians and reptiles of Luzon Island, Philippines, VIII: the herpetofauna of Cagayan and Isabela Provinces, northern Sierra Madre Mou ntain Range. ZooKeys 266 (2013) Special Issue: 1-120<br />doi: 10.3897/zookeys.266.3982 - get paper here
  • DEVAN-SONG, Anne and Rafe M. BROWN 2012. Amphibians and Reptiles of Luzon Island, Philippines, VI: The Herpetofauna of the Subic Bay Area. Asian Herpetological Research 3 (1): 1–20 - get paper here
  • 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.;Kyle Miller Hesed, Arvin C. Diesmos, Rafe M. Brown 2010. Species boundaries and cryptic lineage diversity in a Philippine forest skink complex (Reptilia; Squamata; Scincidae: Lygosominae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 56 (2): 572-585 - get paper here
  • MCLEOD, David S.; Cameron D. SILER, Arvin C. DIESMOS, Mae L. DIESMOS, Vhon S. GARCIA, Angela O. ARKONCEO, Kelvin L. BALAQUIT, Charlene C. UY, Mariden M. VILLASERAN, Earle C. YARRA, Rafe M. BROWN 2011. Amphibians and Reptiles of Luzon Island, V: The Herpetofauna of Angat Dam Watershed, Bulacan Province, Luzon Island, Philippines. Asian Herpetological Research 2 (4): 177–198 - get paper here
  • Sanguila MB, Cobb KA, Siler CD, Diesmos AC, Alcala AC, Brown RM 2016. The amphibians and reptiles of Mindanao Island, southern Philippines, II: the herpetofauna of northeast Mindanao and adjacent islands. ZooKeys 624: 1–132, doi: 10.3897/zookeys.624.9814
 
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