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Proablepharus barrylyoni COUPER, LIMPUS, MCDONALD & AMEY, 2010

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymProablepharus barrylyoni COUPER, LIMPUS, MCDONALD & AMEY 2010
Proablepharus barrylyoni — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (Queensland)

Type locality: Springfield Stn, via Mt Surprise, Queensland, Australia (18° 02’ S, 144° 24’ E). Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: QM J40339, collected by C. J. Limpus and K. R. McDonald, 1 Sept., 1979. PARATYPES QMJ40327–QMJ40338, QMJ40340–QMJ40341, QMJ40710–QMJ40714; QMJ40998–QMJ41003, QMJ69452, QMJ78115– QMJ78116, locality data as for holotype (all paratypes collected Aug-Sept, 1979-1981). 
CommentDiagnosis. A large, longitudinally striped Proablepharus (maximum SVL 51 mm) with four supraoculars, five supraciliaries, fused interparietal/frontoparietals, a well-developed upper preocular, two postsupralabials and smoothly rounded subdigital lamellae on digits of the hind limb. 
EtymologyNamed for Barry Lyon who played an important role in collecting the type series of this species and for his contributions to wildlife conservation across Cape York Peninsula. 
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • Couper, P.J.; Limpus, C.J.; McDonald, K.R. & Amey, A.P. 2010. A new species of Proablepharus (Scincidae:Lygosominae) from Mt Surprise, north-eastern Queensland, Australia. Zootaxa 2433: 62–68 - get paper here
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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