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Cryptoblepharus ustulatus HORNER, 2007

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesRusset snake-eyed skink 
SynonymCryptoblepharus ustulatus HORNER 2007
Cryptoblepharus ustulatus — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (Western Australia)

Type locality: 30 km east of Newman, Western Australia, 23°19’S 120°02’E.  
TypesHolotype: WAM R125492, adult female, (Tissue sample No. ABTC R125492), 16 August 1995. 
CommentSympatry. Sympatric with C. buchananii at Weeli Wooli Spring and on the Burrup Peninsula. 
EtymologyFrom the Latin adjective ustulatus, meaning russet-backed; in reference to the broad, russet coloured vertebral zone, characteristic of this taxon. 
  • 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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