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Cryptoblepharus furvus HORNER, 2007

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymCryptoblepharus furvus HORNER 2007 
DistributionPapua New Guinea (Normanby Island, Milne Bay)

Type locality: Guleguleu, Normanby Island, Milne Bay, New Guinea, 10°06’S 151°15’E.  
TypesHolotype: AMS (AM) R129828, 23 December 1988. PARATYPES: NEW GUINEA: AM R129809, R129827, R129829-830, R129833-835, R129838-842, R129844-846, Guleguleu, Normanby Island, Milne Bay, 10°06’S 151°15’E. 23 December 1988. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis (16 specimens). A large (45–50 mm SVL), short-legged, shallow-headed, littoral Cryptoblepharus, distinguished from congeners by combination of: modal values of five supraciliary scales, 26 midbody scale rows, 60 paravertebral scales, 19 subdigital lamellae under the fourth finger, 23 subdigital lamellae under the fourth toe, 12 palmar scales, 15 plantar scales and 4 nuchal scales. Mean values of 42.4 mm snout-vent length and head width 56.7% of head length; anterior loreal largest in series, and indistinct pale dorsolateral stripes. 
EtymologyFrom the Latin adjective furvus, meaning dark or dusky; in reference to this taxon’s semi-melanotic colouration. 
  • Horner, P. 2007. Systematics of the snake-eyed skinks, Cryptoblepharus Wiegmann (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae) - an Australian based review. The Beagle Supplement 3: 21-198
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