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Cryptoblepharus yulensis HORNER, 2007

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymCryptoblepharus yulensis HORNER 2007 
DistributionPapua New Guinea (Central Province: Yule Island)

Type locality: Yule Island, Central Province, Papua New Guinea, 8°49’S 146°32’E.  
TypesHolotype: NMBA (= NHMB) 10570, P. Wirz, 1931 
DiagnosisDiagnosis (14 specimens). A medium sized (40–44 mm SVL), very short-legged, shallow-headed Cryptoblepharus. Distinguished from congeners by combination of: modal values of six supraciliary scales, 24 midbody scale rows, 53 paravertebral scales, 20 fourth toe subdigital lamellae and 16 fourth finger supradigital lamellae; mean values of head depth 42.4% of head length, forelimb length 32.9% of snout-vent length and hindlimb length 39.5% of snout-vent length, and simple body pattern with broad, brown vertebral zone and lack of speckling or blotches. 
EtymologyNamed in reference to Yule Island, type locality for this species. 
  • Horner, P. 2007. Systematics of the snake-eyed skinks, Cryptoblepharus Wiegmann (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae) - an Australian based review. The Beagle Supplement 3: 21-198
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