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Cryptoblepharus novohebridicus MERTENS, 1928

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymCryptoblepharus boutonii novohebredicus MERTENS 1928: 89
Ablepharus boutonii novo-hebredicus — MERTENS 1931: 124
Cryptoblepharus novohebredicus — GREER 1974: 21
Cryptoblepharus novohebredicus — KRAMER 1979
Cryptoblepharus novohebridicus — HORNER 2007: 155 
DistributionVanuatu (New Hebrides).

Type locality: Malo (Island), Sanma Province, Vanuatu (New Hebrides).  
TypesHolotype: NMBA (= NHMB) 6787 fide MERTENS 1928; (SMF 15520 ?) 
CommentHas been previously considered as a synonym of C. novocaledonicus. 
  • 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
  • Ineich, I. 2011. Amphibians and reptiles. In: Bouchet P., Le Guyader H. & PascaL O. (eds), The Natural History of Santo. pp. 187-236. MNhN, Paris; Ird, Marseille; PNI, Paris. 572 pp. (Patrimoines naturels; 70).
  • Kramer, Eugen 1979. Typenkatalog der Echsen im Naturhistorischen Museum Basel (BM), Stand 1978. [type catalogue] Revue Suisse de Zoologie 86 (1): 159-166 - get paper here
  • Mertens,R. 1928. Neue Inselrassen von Cryptoblepharus boutonii (Desjardin). Zool. Anz. 78: 82-89.
  • Mertens,R. 1931. Ablepharus boutonii (DESJARDIN) und seine geographische Variation. Zool. Jahrb. Syst. 61: 63-210
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