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Cryptoblepharus megastictus STORR, 1976

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Blotched Shinning-skink 
SynonymCryptoblepharus megastictus STORR 1976
Cryptoblepharus megastictus — COGGER 1983: 141
Cryptoblepharus megastictus — COGGER 2000: 405
Cryptoblepharus megastictus — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (Northern Territory, Western Australia)

Type locality: Mitchell Plateau, in 14° 52’ S, 125'50’ E, W. A.  
TypesHolotype: WAM R43245 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A medium sized (40–44 mm SVL), longlegged, very shallow-headed, saxicoline Cryptoblepharus, distinguished from Australian congeners by combination of modal values of six supraciliary scales, 26 mid-body scale rows, 45 paravertebral scales, 19 subdigital lamellae under fourth toe, 8 palmar and 10 plantar scales; mean values of hindlimb length 44.6% of snout-vent length, head depth 32.5% of head length, paravertebral scale width 3.7% of snout-vent length, dorsolateral scale width 92.3% of paravertebral scale width; reddish, randomly blotched body pattern and saxicoline habits. 
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  • Couper, P., Covacevich, J., Amey, A. & Baker, A. 2006. The genera of skinks (Family Scincidae) of Australia and its island territories: diversity, distribution and identification. in: Merrick, J.R., Archer, M., Hickey, G.M. & Lee, M.S.Y. (eds.). Evolution and Zoogeography of Australasian Vertebrates. Australian Scientific Publishing, Sydney, pp. 367-384
  • Horner, P. 2007. Systematics of the snake-eyed skinks, Cryptoblepharus Wiegmann (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae) - an Australian based review. The Beagle Supplement 3: 21-198
  • Storr, G. M. 1976. The genus Cryptoblepharus (Lacertilia: Scincidae) in Western Australia. Rec. West. Aust. Mus. 4: 53-63 - get paper here
  • Storr, G. M., Smith, L. A. & Johnstone, R. E. 1981. Lizards of Western Australia. I. Skinks. Perth: University of Western Australia Press and Western Australian Museum, 200 pp.
  • Storr, G. M.; L. A. Smith, and R. E. Johnstone 1999. Lizards of Western Australia. I. Skinks. Revised Edition. Western Australian Museum
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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