Brachymeles elerae Taylor, 1917

Slender four-fingered burrowing skink



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1920

Rediscovered in 8 June 2008

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



Luzon, Philippines


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Taylor, E. H. (1917). Brachymeles, a genus of Philippine lizards. Philippine Journal of Science 12: 267-279.


Other references:

Brown, W. C. and Alcala, A. C. (1980). Philippine Lizards of the Family Scincidae. Silliman University, Dumaguete.

Brown, R. and Diesmos, A. (2009). Brachymeles elerae. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 04 March 2013.

Siler, C. D. (2010). Reptilia, Squamata, Scincidae, Brachymeles elerae (Taylor, 1917): Rediscovery in Old Balbalan, Cordillera Mountain Range, Luzon Island, Philippines, and natural history. Check List 6(4): 616-618.


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