Cryptoblepharus

Cryptoblepharus

Cryptoblepharus poecilopleurus

Scientific classification

Kingdom:
Animalia

Phylum:
Chordata

Subphylum:
Vertebrata

Class:
Reptilia (paraphyletic)

(unranked):
Sauria

Order:
Squamata (paraphyletic)

Infraorder:
Scincomorpha

Family:
Scincidae

Subfamily:
Lygosominae

Genus:
Cryptoblepharus
Wiegmann, 1834[1]

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.[2]

Cryptoblepharus metallicus,
metallic snake-eyed skink

Species[edit]
The following 54 species are some of the species recognized.[3]

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 (Desjardin, 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 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 gurrmul 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 (Boulenger, 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 skin
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