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Cryptoblepharus burdeni DUNN, 1927

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymCryptoblepharus boutonii burdeni DUNN 1927
Ablepharus boutonii burdeni — MERTENS 1931: 159
Ablepharus boutonii burdeni — DAREVSKY 1964
Cryptoblepharus burdeni — GREER 1974: 21
Cryptoblepharus burdeni — WELCH 1990
Cryptoblepharus burdeni — HORNER 2007: 144 
DistributionIndonesia (Komodo, Padar and W Flores.)

Type locality: east coast of Padar, Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia.  
TypesHolotype: AMNH 32006 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: “Differs from the other races of C. boutonii in the higher number of scale rows (30-34) and in lacking any trace of light striping. The four median rows of dorsal scales are enlarged.” (DUNN 1927)
CommentHabitat: saxicolous [living on rocks], littoral [living on river banks or coasts] 
EtymologyNamed after WiIliam Douglas Burden (1898-1978), a wealthy, adventurous man and a Trustee of the American Museum of Natural History. He undertook an expedition to Komodo (1927) with E. R. Dunn. 
  • Auffenberg W 1980. The herpetofauna of Komodo, with notes on adjacent areas. Bulletin of the Florida State Museum 25 (2): 39-156 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Darevsky, l. S. 1964. Die Reptilien der Inseln Komodo, Padar und Rintja im Kleinen Sunda-Archipel, Indonesien. Senckenbergiana biologica 43 (3/5): 563-576
  • Dunn, E. R. 1927. Results of the Douglas Burden Expedition to the Island of Komodo. III.- Lizards from the East Indies. American Museum Novitates (288): 1-13 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Mertens, R. 1930. Die Amphibien und Reptilien der Inseln Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa und Flores. Senck. Naturf. Gesell., Frankfurt am Main, Abhandl. 42(3): 117-344.
  • Mertens,R. 1931. Ablepharus boutonii (DESJARDIN) und seine geographische Variation. Zool. Jahrb. Syst. 61: 63-210
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