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Sphenomorphus taylori BURT, 1930

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesTaylor’s Solomon Skink 
SynonymSphenomorphus taylori BURT 1930
Sphenomorphus taylori — GREER & PARKER 1967
Sphenomorphus taylori — ADLER, AUSTIN & DUDLEY 1995
Sphenomorphus taylori — LINKEM et al. 2010 
DistributionSolomon Islands (Bougainville)

Type locality: Bougainville Island.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: AMNH R42018, male 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after Edward Harrison Taylor, 1889-1978 [obituary in Herp Review 10 (2): 47] 
References
  • Adler,G.H.; Austin,C.C. & Dudley,R. 1995. Dispersal and speciation of skinks among archipelagos in the tropical Pacific Ocean. Evolutionary Ecology 9: 529-541 - get paper here
  • Burt, Charles E. 1930. Herpetological results of the Whitney South Sea Expedition IV. Descriptions of new species of lizards from the Pacific Islands (Scincidæ). American Museum Novitates (427): 1-3 - get paper here
  • Greer,A.E. & PARKER,F. 1967. A second skink with fragmented head scales from Bougainville, Solomon Islands. Breviora (279): 1-12 - get paper here
  • Greer,A.E. & Parker,F. 1967. A new scincid lizard from the northern Solomon Islands. Breviora (275): 1-20 - get paper here
  • Linkem, C.W.; Diesmos, A.C.; Brown, R.M. 2010. A NEW SPECIES OF SCINCID LIZARD (GENUS SPHENOMORPHUS) FROM PALAWAN ISLAND, PHILIPPINES. Herpetologica 66 (1): 67–79 - get paper here
  • McCoy, M. 2006. Reptiles of the Solomon Islands. Pensoft Series Faunistica 57, 212 pp.
  • McCoy, M. 2015. A Field Guide to the Reptiles of the Solomon Islands. Michael McCoy, Kuranda - get paper here
  • Whitaker,R.; Whitaker,Z. & Mills,D. 1982. Reptiles of Papua New Guinea. Wildlife in New Guinea (82/2): 1-53
 
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