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Cryptoblepharus africanus (STERNFELD, 1918)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: East-African Snake-eyed Skink
G: Afrikanischer Natternaugenskink 
SynonymAblepharus boutonii africanus STERNFELD 1918
Ablepharus boutonii africanus — MERTENS 1931: 195
Cryptoblepharus africanus — GREER 1974: 21
Cryptoblepharus boutonii africanus — MEERMAN 1979
Cryptoblepharus africanus — LANZA 1990
Cryptoblepharus boutonii africanus — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 16
Cryptoblepharus boutonii africanus — SPAWLS & ROTICH 1997
Cryptoblepharus boutonii africanus — ROCHA et al. 2006
Cryptoblepharus africanus — HORNER 2007: 133 
DistributionSomalia (coastal areas), Kenya, Tanzania, Mafia Island, south to Zululand

Type locality: Manda Island, Malindi (Kenya) and Pemba Island. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: SMF 15550 (= Kat. MERTENS 6348, 2a); A. VOELTZKOW 1. 1905. 
CommentBRYGOO (1986) synonymized Cryptoblepharus (boutonii) africanus with Cryptoblepharus boutonii. 
References
  • Broadley, D. G. & HOWELL, K. M. 1991. A check list of the reptiles of Tanzania, with synoptic keys. Syntarsus 1: 1—70
  • Greer, A.E. 1974. The generic relationships of the scincid lizard genus Leiolopisma and its relatives. Australian Journal of Zoology 31: 1-67. - get paper here
  • Horner, P. 2007. Systematics of the snake-eyed skinks, Cryptoblepharus Wiegmann (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae) - an Australian based review. The Beagle Supplement 3: 21-198
  • Lanza, B. 1990. Amphibians and reptiles of the Somali Democratic Republic: check list and biogeography. Biogeographia, 14: 407-465 [1988]
  • Meerman, J.C. 1979. Enkele herpetologische waarnemingen in Tanzania. Lacerta 37 (10-11): 154-163 - get paper here
  • Mertens,R. 1931. Ablepharus boutonii (DESJARDIN) und seine geographische Variation. Zool. Jahrb. Syst. 61: 63-210
  • Rocha, Sara; Carretero, Miguel A.; Vences, Miguel; Glaw, Frank; Harris, D. James 2006. Deciphering patterns of transoceanic dispersal: the evolutionary origin and biogeography of coastal lizards (Cryptoblepharus) in the Western Indian Ocean region. Journal of Biogeography 33:13-22
  • Spawls, S. & Rotich, D. 1997. An annotated checklist of the lizards of Kenya. J. East African Nat. Hist. 86: 61-83 - get paper here
  • Sternfeld, R. 1918. Zur Tiergeographie Papuasiens und der pazifischen Inselwelt. Abh. senckenb. naturf. Ges. (Frankfurt) 36: 375-436 - get paper here
 
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