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Cryptoblepharus zoticus HORNER, 2007

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesAgile snake-eyed skink 
SynonymCryptoblepharus zoticus HORNER 2007
Cryptoblepharus megastictus — STORR 1976
Cryptoblepharus megastictus — WILSON & KNOWLES 1988: 119
Cryptoblepharus megastictus — COVACEVICH & COUPER 1991: 357
Cryptoblepharus megastictus — HORNER 1991: 17
Cryptoblepharus megastictus — EJHMAN 1992: 182
Cryptoblepharus megastictus — COGGER 2000: 405
Cryptoblepharus megastictus — WILSON & SWAN 2003: 148
Cryptoblepharus zoticus — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (Queensland)

Type locality: 10 km south-east of Hells Gate Roadhouse, Queensland, Australia, 17°31’42”S 138°23’45”E. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: NTM R25845, adult male, (Tissue sample No. ABTC EQ1). coll. P. Horner and S. Gregg, 18 May 2000. On small outlier of sandstone rock outcrop. 
CommentSympatry. Cryptoblepharus zoticus occurs in sympatry with C. australis and C. metallicus. Sympatric with: C. australis at Mary Kathleen, Queensland, and with C. metallicus at Century Project site, Lawn Hill Station, Queensland and 10 km south-east of Hells Gate Roadhouse, Queensland. 
EtymologyFrom the Greek adjective zoticus, meaning lively; in reference to the perkiness 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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