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Sphenomorphus taylori BURT, 1930

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Taylor’s Solomon Skink 
SynonymSphenomorphus taylori BURT 1930
Sphenomorphus taylori — BURT & BURT 1932
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 42018, male 
Diagnosis 
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
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - 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
  • Burt, Charles E.; Burt, May Danheim 1932. Herpetological results of the Whitney South Sea Expedition. VI. Pacific island amphibians and reptiles in the collection of the American Museum of Natural History. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 63 (5): 461-597
  • 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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