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Cryptoblepharus eximius GIRARD, 1858

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymCryptoblepharus eximius GIRARD 1858: 195
Ablepharus eximius — GARMAN 1901: 10
Ablepharus boutonii eximius — MERTENS 1931: 127
Cryptoblepharus eximius — GREER 1974: 21
Cryptoblepharus eximius — FRANK & RAMUS 1995: 181
Cryptoblepharus eximius — HORNER 2007: 148 
DistributionFiji Islands

Type locality: “Feejee islands."  
TypesHolotype: Lost (see Zug, 1985). 
CommentSynonymy: These skinks were long included in Ablepharus.

Distribution: Cryptoblepharus eximius does not occur in Rotuma.

Habitat: Predominantly a coastal species (Zug 1991), but does occupy habitats distant from the shore (Zug 1991). 
  • Garman, S. 1901. Some reptiles and batrachians from Australasia. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 39: 1-14 - get paper here
  • Girard, C. 1858. Descriptions of some new Reptiles, collected by the US. Exploring Expedition under the command of Capt. Charles Wilkes, U.S.N. Fourth Part. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci Philadelphia 1857: 195-199 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Morrison, C. 2003. A Field Guide to the Herpetofauna of Fiji. Suva, Fiji: Institute of Applied Sciences, University of the South Pacific, 121 pp.
  • Zug, G.R. 1985. Pacific Island Lizards: Status of Type Specimens from the US Exploring Expedition 1838-1842 Copeia 1985 (1): 150-154. - get paper here
  • Zug,G. R. 1991. The lizards of Fiji: Natural history and systematics. Bishop Mus. Bull. Zool. 2: 1-136
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