Australian Museum Journal The Australian scincid lizard genus Calyptotis De Vis: resurrection of the name, description of four new species, and discussion of relationships

Shortform:
Greer, 1983, Rec. Aust. Mus. 35(1): 29–59
Author(s):
Greer, Allen E.
Year published:
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
Digitized:
29 January 2009
Available online:
09 March 2009
Reference number:
301
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EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (74kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (5140kb PDF)

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.