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Cryptoblepharus voeltzkowi (STERNFELD, 1918)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Voeltzkow’s Snake-eyed Skink 
SynonymAblepharus boutonii voeltzkowi STERNFELD 1918
Ablepharus boutonii voeltzkowi — MERTENS 1931: 173
Cryptoblepharus voeltzkowi — GREER 1974: 21
Cryptoblepharus voeltzkowi — ANDREONE & GREER 2002
Cryptoblepharus boutonii voeltzkowi — ROCHA et al. 2006
Cryptoblepharus voeltzkowi — HORNER 2007: 140 
DistributionMajunga, Madagascar.

Type locality: Majunga, West-Madagascar.  
TypesLectotype: SMF 15584 (= 6347, 1d in Boettger, 1893;Kat. MERTENS 6348, 4a in Mertens, 1922), collected by A. Voeltzkow, 1893. Designated by Mertens (1967). 
EtymologyNamed after Alfred Voeltzkow (1860 – 1947), German zoologist and botanist. 
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sternfeld, R. 1918. Zur Tiergeographie Papuasiens und der pazifischen Inselwelt. Abh. senckenb. naturf. Ges. (Frankfurt) 36: 375-436 [missing from BHL in 2023]
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