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Cryptoblepharus caudatus (STERNFELD, 1918)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymAblepharus boutoni caudatus STERNFELD 1918: 423
Ablepharus boutonii caudatus — MERTENS 1931: 193
Cryptoblepharus caudatus — GREER 1974: 21
Cryptoblepharus caudatus — HORNER 2007: 136 
DistributionJuan de Nova Island (Mozambique)

Type locality: Juan de Nova, Straße von Mocambique.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesLectotype: SMF 15592 ( = Kat. MERTENS 6348, 6a). 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
References
  • 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
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • Mertens,R. 1931. Ablepharus boutonii (DESJARDIN) und seine geographische Variation. Zool. Jahrb. Syst. 61: 63-210
  • 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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