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Lipinia zamboangensis (BROWN & ALCALA, 1963)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae (Sphenomorphini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Zamboang Lipinia 
SynonymLygosoma (Leiolopisma) zamboangensis BROWN & ALCALA 1963
Lipinia zamboangensis — GREER 1974: 11
Lipinia zamboangensis — BROWN & ALCALA 1980: 102
Lipinia zamboangensis — DAS & AUSTIN 2007 
DistributionPhilippines (Mindanao, Zamboanga peninsula)

Type locality: Dapitan Peak, Zamboanga Peninsula, Mindanao.  
TypesHolotype: CAS-SUR 22425 
DiagnosisDescription: SVL to 44.5 mm; external ear opening present; 24 midbody scale rows; 54 longitudinal scale rows between parietals and tail base; 20 lamellae under toe IV; and dorsum greenish with brown iridescence (from DAS & AUSTIN 2007). 
CommentAbundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Brown, W.C. & ALCALA,A.C. 1963. Addition to the leiolopismid lizards known from the Philippines, with description of a new species and subspecies. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 76: 69-80 - get paper here
  • 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.
  • Das, I. & Austin, C.C. 2007. New Species of Lipinia (Squamata: Scincidae) from Borneo, Revealed by Molecular and Morphological Data. Journal of Herpetology 41 (1): 61 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
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