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Cryptoblepharus ater (BOETTGER, 1913)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Black Snake-eyed Skink 
SynonymAblepharus boutonii var. atra BOETTGER 1913: 270
Cryptoblepharus boutonii ater — MERTENS 1924: 45
Cryptoblepharus boutonii atra — BARBOUR & LOVERIDGE 1929: 206
Ablepharus boutonii ater — MERTENS 1931: 185
Cryptoblepharus ater — GREER 1974: 21
Cryptoblepharus boutonii ater — ROCHA et al. 2006
Cryptoblepharus ater — HORNER 2007: 135
Cryptoblepharus boutonii ater — HAWLITSCHEK et al. 2011 
DistributionComoro Islands

Type locality: Grande Comoro  
TypesLectotype: SMF 15571 (= 6348, 3a, Mertens 1922). A. VOELTZKOW l 1905, Designation by Mertens (1967). 
  • Barbour, T. & LOVERIDGE,A. 1929. Typical reptiles and amphibians in the Museum of Comparative Zoology. [type catalogue] Bull. Mus. comp. Zool. Harvard 69: 205-360 - get paper here
  • Boettger, O. 1913. Reptilien und Amphibien von Madagascar, den Inseln und dem Festland Ostafrikas. Pp. 269-375. In: Voeltzkow, A. Reise in Ostafrika in den Jahren 1903-1905. Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse. Vol. 3. Systematische Arbeiten. Schweizerbart’ sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Nägele und Sproesser, Stuttgart
  • Carretero, M.A.; Harris, J.D. & Rocha, S. 2005. Recent observation of reptiles in the Comoro islands (Western Indian Ocean). Herpetological Bulletin (91): 19-28
  • 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
  • Hawlitschek, Oliver; Boris Brückmann, Johannes Berger, Katie Green, Frank Glaw 2011. Integrating field surveys and remote sensing data to study distribution, habitat use and conservation status of the herpetofauna of the Comoro Islands. ZooKeys 144: 21-79 - 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, Robert 1924. Ein Beitrag zur Kenntnis der melanotischen Inseleidechsen des Mittelmeeres. Pallasia 2: 40-52
  • Mertens,R. 1931. Ablepharus boutonii (DESJARDIN) und seine geographische Variation. Zool. Jahrb. Syst. 61: 63-210
  • Rocha, Sara; Carretero, Miguel A.; Vences, Miguel; Glaw, Frank; Harris, D. James 2006. Deciphering patterns of transoceanic dispersal: the evolutionary origin and biogeography of coastal lizards (Cryptoblepharus) in the Western Indian Ocean region. Journal of Biogeography 33:13-22 - get paper here
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