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Cryptoblepharus cognatus (BOETTGER, 1881)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Nosy Be Snake-eyed Skink 
SynonymAblepharus boutonii var. cognatus BOETTGER 1881: 359
Ablepharus boutonii var. cognatus — BOULENGER 1887: 348
Cryptoblepharus cognatus — GREER 1974: 21
Cryptoblepharus boutonii cognatus — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 308
Cryptoblepharus cognatus — ANDREONE & GREER 2002
Cryptoblepharus cognatus — ANDREONE et al. 2003
Cryptoblepharus boutonii cognatus — ROCHA et al. 2006
Cryptoblepharus cognatus — HORNER 2007: 137 
DistributionMadagascar (Nosy Be, Nosy Ambariobe, Nosy Fanihy, Nosy Mitsio, Nosy Sakatia, Nosy Tanikely)

Type locality: Nossi Be = Nosy Bé.  
TypesLectotype: SMF 15548 (6348, 1a in Boettger, 1893; Mertens, 1922 ), collected A. Stumpff, 1881. Designation by Mertens (1967). 
  • ANDREONE F., F. GLAW, R. A. NUSSBAUM, C. J. RAXWORTHY, M. VENCES, and J. E. RANDRIANIRINA 2003. The amphibians and reptiles of Nosy Be (NW Madagascar) and nearby islands: a case study of diversity and conservation of an insular fauna. Journal of Natural History 37 (17): 2119–2149 - get paper here
  • Andreone, F. & Greer, A.E. 2002. Malagasy scincid lizards: descriptions of nine new species, with notes on the morphology, reproduction and taxonomy of some previously described species (Reptilia, Squamata: Scincidae). Journal of Zoology 258, 139-181 - get paper here
  • Boettger, O. 1881. Diagnoses reptilium et batrachiorum novorum ab ill. Antonio Stumpff in insula Nossi-Bé Madagascariensi lectorum. Zool. Anz. 4 (87): 358-362 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1887. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) III. Lacertidae, Gerrhosauridae, Scincidae, Anelytropsidae, Dibamidae, Chamaeleontidae. London: 575 pp. - get paper here
  • Glaw ,F. & Vences, M. 1994. A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Vences & Glaw Verlag, Köln (ISBN 3-929449-01-3)
  • 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
  • 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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