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Sphenomorphus grandisonae TAYLOR, 1962

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae (Sphenomorphini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Grandison’s Forest Skink
G: Grandisons Waldskink 
SynonymSphenomorphus grandisonae TAYLOR 1962: 236
Sphenomorphus grandisonae — TAYLOR 1963: 1002
Sphenomorphus grandisonae — GREER 2001 

Type locality: Ban Tong Pheung, M. Siam  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1935.11.5.13, Ban Tong, Phaung, N Siam, presented M.A. Smith. 
CommentAbundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after Miss Alice Grandison, “Keeper of Reptiles and Amphibians, Department of Zoology, British Museum, who has kindlyloaned the specimens for study and description.” 
  • Chan-ard, T., Parr, J.W.K. & Nabhitabhata, J. 2015. A field guide to the reptiles of Thailand. Oxford University Press, NY, 352 pp. [see book reviews by Pauwels & Grismer 2015 and Hikida 2015 for corrections] - get paper here
  • Greer, Allen E. 2001. Distribution of maximum snout-vent length among species of Scincid lizards. Journal of Herpetology 35 (3): 383-395 - 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
  • Taylor, E.H. 1962. New oriental reptiles. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 43: 209-263 - get paper here
  • Taylor, E.H. 1963. The lizards of Thailand. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 44: 687-1077. - get paper here
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