Cryptoblepharus wulbu HORNER, 2007
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cryptoblepharus wulbu?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Spangled snake-eyed skink|
|Synonym||Cryptoblepharus wulbu HORNER 2007|
Cryptoblepharus wulbu — WILSON & SWAN 2010
|Distribution||Australia (Northern Territory)|
Type locality: Mount Borradaile, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia, 12°03’07”S 132°53’17”E.
|Types||Holotype: NTM R26062, adult female (gravid), (Tissue sample No. ABTC FE8), collected by P. Horner and J. Lea, 3 October 2000. From boulder on sandstone rock platform.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. A small (<40 mm SVL), very long-legged, very shallow-headed, saxicoline Cryptoblepharus, dis- tinguished from Australian congeners by combination of modal values of six supraciliary scales, 26 mid-body scale rows, 39 paravertebral scales, 22 fourth toe subdigital la- mellae, and three lenticular scale organs; mean values of hindlimb length 47.3% of snout-vent length and head depth 34.9% of head length; reddish, blotched body pattern and saxicoline habits.|
|Comment||Sympatry. At Mount Borradaile, C. wulbu is micro-sympatric with C. cygnatus.|
Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).
|Etymology||From the Amurdak Aboriginal language, Wulbu being a clan name for people from Mount Borradaile, the type locality. Used as a noun in apposition.|