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Taxonomy of the family Scincidae
Bibliography of the genus Insulasaurus
Biodiversity of the family Scincidae








Genus
Insulasaurus

Island Forest Skinks*

Insel-Waldskinke*

Filippinske -skovskinker*

1925 Insulasaurus Taylor (type species: Insulasaurus wrighti Taylor 1925)
Contents: 4 species, all of which are endemic.
Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of Sphenomorphus (e.g., Greer & Parker 1967; Brown & Alcala 1980). Revalidated as a separate genus by Linkem, Diesmos & Brown (2011).
Distribution: Philippines (Masbate, Negros, Palawan, Pan de Azucar, Panay).

Insulasaurus arborens

Negros Forest Skink

Negros-Waldskink*

Negros-skovskink*

1917 Sphenomorphus arborens Taylor
Lygosoma arborens Brown & Alcala 1961
Insulasaurus arborens Linkem, Diesmos & Brown 2011
1919 Sphenomorphus lednickyi Taylor (Brown & Alcala 1980)

Distribution: Philippines (Masbate, Negros, Pan de Azucar, Panay).


Insulasaurus traanorum

Rizal Forest Skink*

Rizal-Waldskink*

Rizal-skovskink*

2010 Sphenomorphus traanorum Linkem, Diesmos & Brown
Insulasaurus traanorum Linkem, Diesmos & Brown 2011

Distribution: Philippines (Palawan).


Insulasaurus victoria

Victoria Range Forest Skink*

Victoria-Waldskink*

Victoria-skovskink*

1980 Sphenomorphus victoria Brown & Alcala
Insulasaurus victoria Linkem, Diesmos & Brown 2011

Distribution: Philippines (Palawan).


Insulasaurus wrighti

Palawan Forest Skink*

Palawan-Waldskink*

Palawan-skovskink*

1925 Insulasaurus wrighti Taylor
Sphenomorphus wrighti Greer & Parker 1967
Lygosoma wrighti Brown & Alcala 1970

Distribution: Philippines (Palawan).