Calyptotis lepidorostrum GREER, 1983
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Calyptotis lepidorostrum?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Cone-eard Calyptotis|
|Synonym||Calyptotis lepidorostrum GREER 1983: 34|
Calyptotis lepidorostrum — COGGER 2000: 587
Calyptotis lepidorostrum — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Type locality: Bulburin State Forest, Queensland, elevation 540 m. Site No. I in the Australian Museum and Queensland Museum's joint faunal survey of the eastern Australian rainforests, or more approximately ca. 8.5 km E of Builyan, Qld. 24°31'S, 151°29'E. Map legend:
- Type locality.
- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.
NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
|Types||Holotype: QM J33612; Parataypes: AM|
|Comment||Diagnosis. Calyptotis lepidorostrum differs from its congeners in the following combination of characters: prefrontals present instead of absent; external ear represented by a scaly, conical depression instead of a recessed naked tympanum or a shallow, scaly, discoidal depression, and head and body moderately deep instead of depressed.|
|Etymology||The name lepidorostrum derives from the Greek word for scale (lepidos) and the Latin word for snout (rostrum) and calls attention to the presence of distinct prefrontal scales in contrast to their absence in the closely related C. scutirostrum.|