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Cryptoblepharus adamsi HORNER, 2007

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Adams's Snake-eyed Skink 
SynonymCryptoblepharus adamsi HORNER 2007
Cryptoblepharus adamsi — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (mid-north coastal regions of Queensland)

Type locality: Mount Gordon rest area, Bruce Highway, Bowen, Queensland, 20°02’55”S 148°13’43”E.  
TypesHolotype: QM J87820 (prevously NTM R18921), adult male, (Tissue sample No. ABTC CC8), coll. P. and R. Horner, 5 January 1998. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. A small (<40 mm SVL), short-legged, shallow-headed, arboreal Cryptoblepharus, distinguished from Australian congeners by combination of usually having: five supraciliary scales; 24 mid-body scale rows; 50 paravertebral scales; callused, pale, ovate plantar scales; and moderately broad, ragged-edged, pale dorsolateral stripes.
CommentSympatry: Cryptoblepharus adamsi occurs in sympatry with C. metallicus and C. l. litoralis, C. pannosus, C. pulcher and C. virgatus. 
EtymologyNamed for Mark Adams (Evolutionary Biology Unit, South Australian Museum) in recognition of his contributions to scincid taxonomy. 
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp. - get paper here
  • 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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