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Cryptoblepharus wulbu HORNER, 2007

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesSpangled snake-eyed skink 
SynonymCryptoblepharus wulbu HORNER 2007
Cryptoblepharus wulbu — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (Northern Territory)

Type locality: Mount Borradaile, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia, 12°03’07”S 132°53’17”E. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: 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. 
CommentDiagnosis. 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.

Sympatry. At Mount Borradaile, C. wulbu is micro-sympatric with C. cygnatus. 
EtymologyFrom the Amurdak Aboriginal language, Wulbu being a clan name for people from Mount Borradaile, the type locality. Used 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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