Minor snake-eyed skink

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Minor snake-eyed skink
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Sauria
Infraorder: Scincomorpha
Family: Scincidae
Subfamily: Eugongylinae[1]
Genus: Ablepharus
Species: A. grayanus
Binomial name
Ablepharus grayanus
(Stoliczka, 1872)
Synonyms
  • Blepharosteres grayanus Stoliczka, 1872
  • Ablepharus grayanus
    Boulenger, 1887

The minor snake-eyed skink (Ablepharus grayanus) is a species of skink that can be found in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, the mountain regions of the eastern former Soviet central Asia, and possibly Kyrgyzstan.

Etymology[edit]

The specific name, grayanus, is in honor of British herpetologist John Edward Gray.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ablepharus grayanus ". The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.
  2. ^ Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Ablepharus grayanus, p. 107).

Further reading[edit]

  • Boulenger GA (1887). Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Second Edition. Volume III. Lacertidæ, Gerrhosauridæ, Scincidæ, Anelytropidæ, Dibamidæ, Chamæleontidæ. London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). xii + 575 pp. + Plates I-XL. (Ablepharus grayanus, new combination, p. 352).
  • Stoliczka F (1872). "Notes on the Reptilian and Amphibian Fauna of Kachh". Proc. Asiatic Soc. Bengal 1872: 71-85. (Blepharosteres grayanus, new species, pp. 74–75).

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