Cryptoblepharus gurrmul HORNER, 2007
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cryptoblepharus gurrmul?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Arafura snake-eyed skink|
|Synonym||Cryptoblepharus gurrmul HORNER 2007|
Cryptoblepharus litoralis — HORNER 1984: 7
Cryptoblepharus horneri WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 27 (in part)
Cryptoblepharus gurrmul — WILSON & SWAN 2010
|Distribution||Australia (Northern Territory)|
Type locality: New Year Island, Northern Territory, Australia, 10°55’S 133°02’E. Map legend:
- Type locality.
- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.
NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
|Types||Holotype: NTM R10900, adult male, coll. P. Horner, 1400 hours, 14 October 1982. Active amongst beach debris (driftwood and broken coral boulders).|
|Comment||Diagnosis. A medium sized (40–44 mm SVL), long-legged, shallow-headed, littoral Cryptoblepharus, distinguished from Australian congeners by combination of presence of postnasal scale; modal values of ﬁve supraciliary scales, 28 mid-body scale rows, 55 paravertebral scales, seven palmar, seven plantar scales, and maximum snout-vent length of 44.3 mm.|
Sympatry: Occurs in sympatry with C. cygnatus and C. litoralis horneri on New Year Island, Northern Territory.
|Etymology||From the Margu Aboriginal language, Gurrmul being the name given to New Year Island, the type locality. Used as a noun in apposition.|