Austroablepharus barrylyoni COUPER, LIMPUS, MCDONALD & AMEY, 2010
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Austroablepharus barrylyoni?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Lyon's Snake-eyed Skink|
|Synonym||Proablepharus barrylyoni COUPER, LIMPUS, MCDONALD & AMEY 2010|
Austroablepharus barrylyoni — HOSKIN et al. 2018
Proablepharus barrylyoni — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Austroablepharus barrylyoni — COUPER et al. 2018
Type locality: Springfield Stn, via Mt Surprise, Queensland, Australia (18° 02’ S, 144° 24’ E).
|Types||Holotype: QM J40339, collected by C. J. Limpus and K. R. McDonald, 1 Sept., 1979. PARATYPES QMJ40327–QMJ40338, QMJ40340–QMJ40341, QMJ40710–QMJ40714; QMJ40998–QMJ41003, QMJ69452, QMJ78115– QMJ78116, locality data as for holotype (all paratypes collected Aug-Sept, 1979-1981).|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. A large, longitudinally striped Proablepharus (maximum SVL 51 mm) with four supraoculars, five supraciliaries, fused interparietal/frontoparietals, a well-developed upper preocular, two postsupralabials and smoothly rounded subdigital lamellae on digits of the hind limb.|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||Named for Barry Lyon who played an important role in collecting the type series of this species and for his contributions to wildlife conservation across Cape York Peninsula.|