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Tropidophorus misaminius STEJNEGER, 1908

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesMisamis Waterside Skink 
SynonymTropidophorus misaminius STEJNEGER 1908
Tropidophorus rivularis TAYLOR 1915: 106
Tropidophorus rivularis — TAYLOR 1922: 240
Tropidophorus stejnegeri TAYLOR 1922: 285
Norbea misaminia — MITTLEMAN 1952
Norbea rivularis — MITTLEMAN 1952
Norbea stejnegeri — MITTLEMAN 1952
Tropidophorus misaminius — BROWN & ALCALA 1980: 224
Tropidophorus misaminius— GREER & BISWAS 2004 
DistributionPhilippines (Basilan, Camiguin, Mindanao)

Type locality: Malindang Mtn., Misamis Province, Mindanao.  
TypesHolotype: USNM 37383
Holotype: CAS 60230 [stejnegeri] 
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  • 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.
  • Daan, S. & Hillenius,D. 1966. Catalogue of the type specimens of amphibians and reptiles in the Zoological Museum, Amsterdam. Beaufortia 13: 117-144
  • Greer, A.E. & Biswas, S. 2004. A Generic Diagnosis for the Southeast Asian Scincid Lizard Genus Tropidophorus Dumeéril and Bibron, 1839 with Some Additional Comments on Its Morphology and Distribution. Journal of Herpetology 38 (3): 426-430 - get paper here
  • Klemmer K. & GAULKE M. 1993. Zur Kenntnis von Brachymeles und Tropidophorus (Sauria: Scincidae). Salamandra 29 (1): 55-64 - get paper here
  • Mittleman, M.B. 1952. A generic synopsis of the Lizards of the Subfamily Lygosominae. Smithson. misc. Collns, 117: 1-35. - get paper here
  • Ngilangil, Meconcepcion M. 2016. Abundance, Distribution and Microhabitat of Reptilian Species in Terminalia Forest and Sago Palm of Agusan Marsh, Bunawan, Agusan del Sur, Mindanao, Philippines SPU Research Journal on Global Education 1 (1) - 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 - get paper here
  • Stejneger,L. 1908. Three new species of lizards from the Philippine Islands. Proc. US Natl. Mus. 34: 199-204 - get paper here
  • Sy, Emerson Y. and Roderick C. Parcon. 2014. Tropidophorus misaminius (Misamis water skink) novel microhabitat. Herpetological Review 45 (4): 702-702 - get paper here
  • Taylor, E.H. 1915. New species of Philippine lizards. Philip. J. Sci. 10: 89-109
  • Taylor, E.H. 1922. The lizards of the Philippine Islands. Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Bureau of Science, Government of the Philippine Islands, Manila, Publication no. 17: 269 pp. - get paper here
  • Taylor,E.H. 1922. Additions to the herpetological fauna of the Philippine Islands, II. Philippine Journal of Science 21: 257-303
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