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Cryptoblepharus aldabrae (STERNFELD, 1918)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymAblepharus boutoni aldabrae STERNFELD 1918: 423
Ablepharus boutonii aldabrae — MERTENS 1931: 177
Cryptoblepharus aldabrae — GREER 1974: 21
Cryptoblepharus aldabrae — HORNER 2007: 134 
DistributionSeychelles: Aldabra Island, Picard, Astove, Assumption, Menai (fide Mertens 1931).

Type locality: Aldabra  
TypesLectotype: SMF 15586 (= 6348,5a, Mertens, 1922), collected A. Voeltzkow, 1897. Designation by Mertens (1967). 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Greer, A.E. 1974. The generic relationships of the scincid lizard genus Leiolopisma and its relatives. Australian Journal of Zoology 31: 1-67. - 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
  • Mertens,R. 1931. Ablepharus boutonii (DESJARDIN) und seine geographische Variation. Zool. Jahrb. Syst. 61: 63-210
  • Sternfeld, R. 1918. Zur Tiergeographie Papuasiens und der pazifischen Inselwelt. Abh. senckenb. naturf. Ges. (Frankfurt) 36: 375-436 [missing from BHL in 2023]
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