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Proablepharus reginae (GLAUERT, 1960)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesWestern Soil-crevice Skink 
SynonymAblepharus reginae GLAUERT 1960: 119
Proablepharus reginae — FUHN 1969
Proablepharus reginae — GREER 1974: 18
Proablepharus reginae — COGGER 1983: 182
Proablepharus reginae — COGGER 2000: 557
Proablepharus reginae — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (Northern Territory, South Australia, Western Australia)

Type locality: Queen Victoria Spring, W. A.  
TypesHolotype: WAM R3300 
CommentType Species: Ablepharus reginae is the type species of the genus Proablepharus FUHN 1969. 
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  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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