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Cryptoblepharus quinquetaeniatus (GÜNTHER, 1874)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Five-lined Snake-eyed Skink 
SynonymAblepharus quinquetaeniatus GÜNTHER 1874: 296
Ablepharus boutonii var. quinquetaeniatus — BOULENGER 1887: 348
Ablepharus boutonii quinquetaeniatus — MERTENS 1931: 189
Cryptoblepharus boutonii degrijsi MERTENS 1928: 83
Ablepharus boutonii degrijsi — MERTENS 1931: 187 (fide BRYGOO 1986)
Cryptoblepharus quinquetaeniatus — GREER 1974: 21
Cryptoblepharus degrijsi — GREER 1974: 21
Cryptoblepharus boutonii degrisii — ROCHA et al. 2006
Cryptoblepharus quinquetaeniatus — HORNER 2007: 140
Cryptoblepharus boutonii degrijsii — HAWLITSCHEK et al. 2011 
DistributionNzwane (Anjouan), Comoro Islands.

Type locality: West coast of Africa.  
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.8.18.51-52
Holotype: SMF 15547 [degrijsi] 
CommentIncludes C. degrijsi: Comoro Islands (Anjouan: endemic) 
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1887. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) III. Lacertidae, Gerrhosauridae, Scincidae, Anelytropsidae, Dibamidae, Chamaeleontidae. London: 575 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
  • Günther, A.C.L.G. 1874. A contribution to the Fauna of Savage Island. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1874: 295-297 - get paper here
  • Hawlitschek, Oliver; Boris Brückmann, Johannes Berger, Katie Green, Frank Glaw 2011. Integrating field surveys and remote sensing data to study distribution, habitat use and conservation status of the herpetofauna of the Comoro Islands. ZooKeys 144: 21-79 - 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
  • Mertens,R. 1928. Neue Inselrassen von Cryptoblepharus boutonii (Desjardin). Zool. Anz. 78: 82-89.
  • Mertens,R. 1931. Ablepharus boutonii (DESJARDIN) und seine geographische Variation. Zool. Jahrb. Syst. 61: 63-210
  • Rocha, Sara; Carretero, Miguel A.; Vences, Miguel; Glaw, Frank; Harris, D. James 2006. Deciphering patterns of transoceanic dispersal: the evolutionary origin and biogeography of coastal lizards (Cryptoblepharus) in the Western Indian Ocean region. Journal of Biogeography 33:13-22 - get paper here
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