Abstract

Five species of small cryptozoic skinks from the woodlands and forests of eastern Australia are diagnosed as a monophyletic group and given generic rank. The name Calyptotis De Vis 1886 is resurrected from the synonymy of Sphenomorphus for the genus. Four of the species are described as new and the one previously described species—C. scutirostrum W. Peters 1873—is reviewed. Information is provided on distribution, ecology and reproduction for each species. The interspecific and intergeneric relationships of Calyptotis are discussed. A key to the species is provided.

 
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Short Form
Greer, 1983, Rec. Aust. Mus. 35(1): 29–59
Author
Allen E. Greer
Year
1983
Title
The Australian scincid lizard genus Calyptotis De Vis: resurrection of the name, description of four new species, and discussion of relationships
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
35
Issue
1
Start Page
29
End Page
59
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.35.1983.301
Language
English
Date Published
14 June 1983
Cover Date
14 June 1983
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
REPTILIA; TAXONOMY
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29 January 2009
Available Online
09 March 2009
Reference Number
301
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