Cryptoblepharus


Cryptoblepharus
Cryptoblepharus
Cryptoblepharus poecilopleurus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia (paraphyletic)
(unranked): Sauria
Order: Squamata (paraphyletic)
Infraorder: Scincomorpha
Family: Scincidae
Subfamily: Lygosominae
Genus: Cryptoblepharus
Species

About 55, see text

Cryptoblepharus is a genus of skinks (family Scincidae) commonly called snake-eyed skinks or shining-skinks. They occupy a fairly basal position among the Eugongylus group.[1]

Species[2]

  • Cryptoblepharus adamsi Horner, 2007
  • Cryptoblepharus africanus Sternfeld, 1918
  • Cryptoblepharus ahli Mertens, 1928
  • Cryptoblepharus aldabrae Sternfeld, 1918
  • Cryptoblepharus ater Boettger, 1913
  • Cryptoblepharus australis Sternfeld, 1918 – Inland snake-eyed skink
  • Cryptoblepharus balinensis Barbour, 1911
  • Cryptoblepharus bitaeniatus Boettger, 1913
  • Cryptoblepharus boutonii Des Jardin, 1831
  • Cryptoblepharus buchananii Gray, 1838
  • Cryptoblepharus burdeni Dunn, 1927
  • Cryptoblepharus caudatus Sternfeld, 1918
  • Cryptoblepharus cognatus Boettger, 1913
  • Cryptoblepharus cursor Barbour, 1911
  • Cryptoblepharus cygnatus Horner, 2007 – Swanson’s snake-eyed skink
  • Cryptoblepharus daedalos Horner, 2007 – Dappled snake-eyed skink
  • Cryptoblepharus degrijsi Mertens, 1928
  • Cryptoblepharus egeriae Boulenger, 1888 – Blue-tailed skink, Blue-tailed shining-skink
  • Cryptoblepharus eximius Girard, 1857
  • Cryptoblepharus exochus Horner, 2007 – Noble snake-eyed skink
  • Cryptoblepharus fuhni Covacevich & Ingram, 1978 – Black-boulder shining-skink
  • Cryptoblepharus furvus Horner, 2007
  • Cryptoblepharus gloriosus Stejneger, 1893
  • Cryptoblepharus gurrumul Horner, 2007 – Arafura snake-eyed skink
  • Cryptoblepharus juno Horner, 2007 – Juno’s snake-eyed skink
  • Cryptoblepharus keiensis Roux, 1910
  • Cryptoblepharus leschenault Cocteau, 1832
  • Cryptoblepharus litoralis Mertens, 1958 – Coastal snake-eyed skink, Supralittoral shining-skink
  • Cryptoblepharus megastictus Storr, 1976 – Blotched shining-skink
  • Cryptoblepharus mertensi Horner, 2007 – Mertens’s snake-eyed skink
  • Cryptoblepharus metallicus Boullenger, 1887 – Metallic snake-eyed skink
  • Cryptoblepharus mohelicus Mertens, 1958
  • Cryptoblepharus nigropunctatus Hallowell, 1861
  • Cryptoblepharus novaeguineae Mertens, 1928
  • Cryptoblepharus novocaledonicus Mertens, 1928
  • Cryptoblepharus ochrus Horner, 2007 – Pale snake-eyed skink
  • Cryptoblepharus pallidus Mertens, 1928
  • Cryptoblepharus pannosus Horner, 2007
  • Cryptoblepharus plagiocephalus Cocteau, 1836 – Péron’s snake-eyed skink, Callose-palmed shining-skink
  • Cryptoblepharus poecilopleurus Wiegmann, 1836 – Mottled snake-eyed skink
  • Cryptoblepharus renschi Mertens, 1928
  • Cryptoblepharus richardsi Horner, 2007
  • Cryptoblepharus ruber Börner & Schüttler, 1981 – Tawny snake-eyed skink
  • Cryptoblepharus rutilus Peters, 1879
  • Cryptoblepharus schlegelianus Mertens, 1928
  • Cryptoblepharus sumbawanus Mertens, 1928
  • Cryptoblepharus tytthos Horner, 2007 – Pygmy snake-eyed skink
  • Cryptoblepharus ustulatus Horner, 2007 – Russet snake-eyed skink
  • Cryptoblepharus virgatus Garman, 1901 – Cream-striped shining-skink, Wall skink
  • Cryptoblepharus voeltzkowi Sternfeld, 1918
  • Cryptoblepharus wulbu Horner, 2007 – Spangled snake-eyed skink
  • Cryptoblepharus xenikos Horner, 2007
  • Cryptoblepharus yulensis Horner, 2007
  • Cryptoblepharus zoticus Horner, 2007 – Agile snake-eyed skink

References

  1. ^ Austin, J.J. & Arnold, E.N. (2006): Using ancient and recent DNA to explore relationships of extinct and endangered Leiolopisma skinks (Reptilia: Scincidae) in the Mascarene islands. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 39(2): 503–511. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2005.12.011 (HTML abstract)
  2. ^ Cryptoblepharus, The Reptile Database