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Cryptoblepharus cursor BARBOUR, 1911

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
SubspeciesCryptoblepharus cursor cursor BARBOUR 1911
Cryptoblepharus cursor larsonae HORNER 2007 
Common Names 
SynonymCryptoblepharus boutonii cursor BARBOUR 1911: 18
Ablepharus boutoni cursor — DE ROOIJ 1915: 275
Ablepharus boutonii cursor — MERTENS 1931: 164
Cryptoblepharus cursor — GREER 1974: 21
Cryptoblepharus cursor — WELCH 1990
Cryptoblepharus cursor — HORNER 2007

Cryptoblepharus cursor larsonae HORNER 2007
Cryptoblepharus cursor larsonae — KOCH 2012 
DistributionIndonesia (Bali, Lombok, Tengah and Sangkarang Islands, islands off south-west Sulawesi)

Type locality: Ampenan, Lombok, Indonesia

larsonae: Islands off south-west Sulawesi. Type locality: Samalona Island, south Sulawesi, Indonesia, 05°08’S 119°21’E.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 7479 (cursor)
Holotype: NTM R21145, coll. H. Larson, 31 August 1989, Paratype: SMF [larsonae] 
DiagnosisDescription (cursor): 26 scales round the body; fifth or sixth upper labial below the eye (de Rooij 1915: 275).

Coloration: Pale greenish olive above, with a narrow dark line not covering the vertebral series of scales or only covering the outer borders on each side, the two meeting at the base of the tail and disappearing there. A silvery white lateral band, beginning above the eye and continued to the base of the tail; this band bordered at the outer side by another black line, white-spotted, from behind the eye to the sides of the tail, where it breaks up into spots and soon disappears; flanks light with a few small dark spots. Lower parts silvery-white. Limbs dark-spotted; tail light olive-green, brownish-green towards the tip (de Rooij 1915: 275). 
CommentHabitat: arboreal, also on the ground and on beaches (littoral) 
  • Barbour, T. 1911. New lizards and a new toad from the Dutch East Indies, with notes on other species. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 24: 15-22. - get paper here
  • de Rooij, N. de 1915. The Reptiles of the Indo-Australian Archipelago. I. Lacertilia, Chelonia, Emydosauria. Leiden (E. J. Brill), xiv + 384 pp. - 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
  • Koch, A. 2011. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Sulawesi: Underestimated Diversity in a Dynamic Environment. In: F.E. Zachos and J.C. Habel (eds.), Biodiversity Hotspots. Springer, Berlin, p. 383-404 - get paper here
  • Koch, A. 2012. Discovery, Diversity, and Distribution of the Amphibians and Reptiles of Sulawesi and its offshore islands. Edition Chimaira, 374 pp. [ISBN 978-3-89973-432-4] - get paper here
  • 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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