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Cryptoblepharus pannosus HORNER, 2007

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Ragged Snake-eyed Skink 
SynonymCryptoblepharus pannosus HORNER 2007
Cryptoblepharus carnabyi — STORR 1976
Cryptoblepharus carnabyi — INGRAM & COVACEVICH 1981: 301
Cryptoblepharus carnabyi — WILSON & KNOWLES 1988: 119
Cryptoblepharus carnabyi — COVACEVICH & COUPER 1991: 357
Cryptoblepharus carnabyi — EHMANN 1992: 180
Cryptoblepharus carnabyi — COGGER 2000: 404
Cryptoblepharus carnabyi — WILSON & SWAN 2003: 148 (not STORR, 1976: 60)
Cryptoblepharus pannosus — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (Queensland, New South Wales)

Type locality: town area, Roma, Queensland, Australia, 26°33’36”S 148°47’09”E  
TypesHolotype: QM J87812 (previously NTM R23438), adult male, (Tissue sample No. ABTC CK5), coll. P. and R. Horner, 20 January 1998. On Eucalyptus trunk, 0830 hours. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A medium sized (40–44 mm SVL), shortlegged, shallow-headed, arboreal Cryptoblepharus, distinguished from Australian congeners by combination of modal values of five supraciliary scales, 24 mid-body scale rows, 48 paravertebral scales, 10 plantar scales, 16 fourth finger subdigital lamellae and 19 fourth toe subdigital lamellae; mean values of 34.4 mm snout-vent length, head length 20.7% of snout-vent length, head depth 40.3% of head length, body length 50.6% of snout-vent length, forelimb length 33.8% of snout-vent length; strongly keeled subdigital lamellae; pale, acute plantar scales, and usually 3+3 posttemporal scales.
CommentSympatry. Cryptoblepharus pannosus occurs in sympatry with C. australis and C. metallicus and C. adamsi, C. l. litoralis, C. ochrus, C. pulcher and C. tytthos. 
EtymologyFrom the Latin adjective pannosus, meaning ragged or tattered; in reference to the usually irregular borders of this taxon’s pale dorsolateral stripes. 
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp. - 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
  • Kay, G.M.; D. Michael; M. Crane; S. Okada; C. MacGregor; D. Florance; D. Trengove; L. McBurney; D. Blair; D.B. Lindenmayer. 2013. A list of reptiles and amphibians from Box Gum Grassy Woodlands in south-eastern Australia. Check List 9 (3):476-481 - get paper here
  • Michael, D.R.; D.B. Lindenmayer; M. Crane; C. MacGregor; R. Montague-Drake; L. McBurney. 2011. Reptilia, Murray catchment, New South Wales, southeastern Australia. Check List 7 (1):25-29 - get paper here
  • Swan, G.; Sadlier, R.; Shea, G. 2017. A field guide to reptiles of New South Wales. Reed New Holland, 328 pp.
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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