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Cryptoblepharus tytthos HORNER, 2007

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesPygmy snake-eyed skink 
SynonymCryptoblepharus tytthos HORNER 2007
Cryptoblepharus carnabyi STORR 1976: 60 (part.)
Cryptoblepharus tytthos — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (Western Australia)

Type locality: Coulomb Point, 70 km north of Broome, Western Australia, 17°23’07”S 122°09’42”E.  
TypesHolotype: NTM R25994, adult female, (Tissue sample No. ABTC EV5), coll. P. and D. Horner, 28 June 2000. Lophostemon forest, dense shrubland on sandy soil, on tree trunk. PARATYPES 
CommentSympatry. Cryptoblepharus tytthos occurs in sympatry with C. buchananii and C. metallicus, and C. pannosus. Sympatric with C. buchananii at Broome, Coulomb Point, Derby, and the Willare Bridge 71 km south-west of Derby in Western Australia. Sympatry with more than one congener occurs on Mornington Island in the Gulf of Carpentaria (C. metallicus and C. pannosus). 
EtymologyFrom the Greek adjective tytthos, meaning little or small; in reference to this taxon being the smallest known species of Cryptoblepharus. Introduced as a noun in apposition. 
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • Horner, P. 2007. Systematics of the snake-eyed skinks, Cryptoblepharus Wiegmann (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae) - an Australian based review. The Beagle Supplement 3: 21-198
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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