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Pinoyscincus coxi (TAYLOR, 1915)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesPinoyscincus coxi coxi (TAYLOR 1915)
Pinoyscincus coxi divergens (TAYLOR 1922) 
Common NamesCox's Sphenomorphus 
SynonymSphenomorphus coxi coxi TAYLOR 1915
Sphenomorphus coxi TAYLOR 1915: 100
Lygosoma (Hinulia) jagori PETERS 1864: 54 (part.)
Lygosoma (Sphenomorphus) coxi — BROWN & ALCALA 1970: 113
Sphenomorphus coxi coxi — BROWN & ALCALA 1980: 203
Pinoyscincus coxi — LINKEM, DIESMOS & BROWN 2011

Pinoyscincus coxi divergens TAYLOR 1922
Sphenomorphus jagori divergens TAYLOR 1922: 194
Lygosoma (Sphenomorphus) jagori — SMITH 1937: 220 (part.)
Sphenomorphus coxi divergens — BROWN & ALCALA 1980: 206
Sphenomorphus coxi divergens — BROWN et al. 1995
Sphenomorphus coxi divergens — LAGAT 2009
Pinoyscincus coxi divergens (by implication) 
DistributionPhilippines (coxi: Mindanao, Leyte, Samar, Camiguin; divergens: SW Luzon, Marinduque, Mindoro)

divergens: widely distributed in the Philippines (incl. Luzon, Marinduque, Mindoro (Crombie, 1994). Also recorded from Mindoro, Luzon, Polillo, Leyte, Samar, Camiguin, Mindanao, Panay, and Sulu Islands).

Type locality: Bunawan (Bunauan), Agusan Province, Mindanao Island [coxi].
Type locality: Mt. Makiling, Luzon, and Naujan and Calapan, Mindoro Island [divergens].  
TypesHolotype: lost, BSMP 1782, collected E.H. Taylor, vi.1912; lost fide BROWN & ALCALA 1980: 204
Syntypes: CM P1758-66, Sumagui & Pocamil, Mindoro, collected E.H. Taylor v.1916; P1767-78, Calapan & San Isidro, Mindoro, collected E.H. Taylor, xi.1916. UMMZ 65965, Calapan, Mondoro, collected E.H. Taylor, x.1916, MCZ 20134, Sumagui & Pocamil, Mindoro, collected E.H.Taylor v.1915, and MCZ 20135, Calapan & San Isidro, Mindoro, collected E.H. Taylor, xi.1916 are also possibly syntypes, although Taylor (1922) only listed 9 specimens from Sumagui and 12 from Calapan. Whereabouts of the remaining 10 syntypes (4 from Mt Maquiling, Luzon; 6 from Lake Naujan, Mindoro) unknown, although Marx (1972) refers to 4 "cotypes" of unspecified locality in FMNH [divergens] 
CommentSVL: ca. 76 mm 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Alvin J. Cox, former Director of the Philippines Bureau of Science, Manila, ca. 1910. 
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