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Calyptotis scutirostrum (PETERS, 1874)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesScute-snouted Calyptotis 
SynonymLygosoma scutirostrum PETERS 1874: 743
Cophoscincus obscurus O’SHAUGHNESSY 1874: 35
Calyptotis flaviventer DE VIS 1886
Calyptotis flaviventer — LONGMAN 1916
Lygosoma (Sphenomorphus) scutirostrum — SMITH 1937: 221
Sphenomorphus scutirostrus - COGGER 1983
Calyptotis scutirostrum — GREER 1983: 39
Calyptotis scutirostrum — COGGER 2000: 388
Calyptotis scutirostris — REEDER 2003
Calyptotis scutirostrum — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (New South Wales, Queensland)

Type locality: “Port Bowen” [= Port Clinton, Queensland] Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: ZMB 7823 
CommentSynonymy: mostly after GREER 1983: 39.

Diagnosis. Calyptotis scutirostrum differs from all other species of Calyptotis in combining the absence of prefrontal scales with the presence of a scaly, conical auricular depression (GREER 1983: 39).

Type species: Calyptotis flaviventer DE VIS 1886 is the type species of the genus Calyptotis DE VIS 1886. 
EtymologyAlthough Wilhelm Peters did not specifically state that the name scutirostrum derived from the large frontonasal scale of the type, he described the scale and perhaps sought to emphasize it with this name. 
References
  • Bauer, A.M.; Günther,R. & Klipfel,M. 1995. The herpetological contributions of Wilhelm C.H. Peters (1815-1883). SSAR Facsimile Reprints in Herpetology, 714 pp.
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • Cogger, H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Daly, Garry and Glenn Hoye 2016. Survey of the reptiles of the montane forests near Dorrigo on the north coast of New South Wales. Australian Zoologist 38 (1): 26-42 - get paper here
  • Greer A E 1983. The Australian scincid lizard genus Calyptotis de Vis: resurrection of the name, description of four new species, and discussion of relationships. Rec. Austral. Mus. 35 (1): 29-59 - get paper here
  • Longman, H. A. 1916. Snakes and lizards from Queensland and the Northern Territory. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 5: 46-51
  • O’Shaughnessy,A.W.E. 1874. Description of a new species of skink. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (4) 14: 35 - get paper here
  • Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig 1874. Über neue Saurier (Spæriodactylus, Anolis, Phrynosoma, Tropidolepisma, Lygosoma, Ophioscincus) aus Centralamerica, Mexico und Australien. Monatsber. königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin. 1873 (November): 738-747 - get paper here
  • Reeder, T.W. 2003. A phylogeny of the Australian Sphenomorphus group (Scincidae: Squamata) and the phylogenetic placement of the crocodile skinks (Tribolonotus): Bayesian approaches to assessing congruence and obtaining confidence in maximum likelihood inferred relatio Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 27: 384–397 - get paper here
  • Skinner, Adam; Mark N. Hutchinson, Michael S.Y. Lee 2013. Phylogeny and Divergence Times of Australian Sphenomorphus Group Skinks (Scincidae, Squamata). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69 (3): 906–918 - get paper here
  • Smith,M.A. 1937. A review of the genus Lygosoma (Scincidae: Reptilia) and its allies. Records of the Indian Museum 39 (3): 213-234
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
 
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