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Blue-tailed snake-eyed skink

blue-tailed snake-eyed skink (Cryptoblepharus egeriae)
Christmas Island
Photo © Hal Cogger
Cryptoblepharus egeriae - (Boulenger, 1889)
Pronunciation  KRIP-toe-BLEFF-ah-russ  
Etymology  Cryptoblepharus: 'hidden eyelid', referring to the fused eyelids.
Other names  Ablepharus egeriae BOULENGER 1888
Ablepharus boutonii egeriae MERTENS 1931: 169
Ablepharus boutonii egeriae GIBSON-HILL 1940 
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 4.3 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Christmas Island

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Christmas Island


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