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Sphenomorphus apalpebratus DATTA-ROY, DAS, BAUER, LYNGDOH-TRON & KARANTH, 2013

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymSphenomorphus apalpebratus DATTA-ROY, DAS, BAUER, LYNGDOH-TRON & KARANTH 2013 
DistributionNE India (Meghalaya)

Type locality: Mawphlang (25.44563329°N, 91.7428503°E, alt. 1,815 m asl; datum WGS 84), East Khasi Hills District, Meghalaya State, north-east India Map legend:
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Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: CES 10/830 (adult, female). 17 October 2010 (Aniruddha Datta-Roy, Ishan Agarwal, Ronald K. Lyngdoh Tron, N. P. I. Das and Tarun Khichi, collectors). Paratypes. CES 10/ 831–CES 10/833 (unsexed juveniles). Collection data as for holotype. 
Comment 
EtymologyLatin for lacking eyelids, a distinctive morphological character in the new species. 
References
  • ROY, ANIRUDDHA DATTA; INDRANEIL DAS,, AARON M. BAUER, RONALD K. LYNGDOH TRON & PRAVEEN KARANTH 2013. Lizard Wears Shades. A Spectacled Sphenomorphus (Squamata: Scincidae), from the Sacred Forests of Mawphlang, Meghalaya, North-east India. Zootaxa 3701 (2): 257–276 - get paper here
 
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