Amphibolurus centralis (LOVERIDGE, 1933)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Amphibolurus centralis?
|Higher Taxa||Agamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Centralian Lashtail|
|Synonym||Physignathus gilberti centralis LOVERIDGE 1933|
Amphibolurus centralis — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1984: 80
Amphibolurus centralis — EHMANN 1992
Amphibolurus centralis — WILSON & SWAN 2013: 374
Amphibolurus centralis — COGGER 2014: 695
Amphibolurus centralis — MELVILLE et al. 2018: 48
|Distribution||Australia (Northern Territory, Central Australia)|
Type locality: Anningie, 30 miles west of Teatree Well, Northern Territory.
|Types||Holotype: MCZ 35207|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Large robust member of the Amphibolurus genus. Large wide head in proportion to body size. Well-developed spinose nuchal and vertebral crest. Scalation on back heterogeneous. Scales on thighs relatively homogeneous, lacking row of large spinose scales. Shades of light to dark brown and grey. Two broad pale dorsolateral stripes running from ear or neck to hip, discontinuous with pale lip scales. Dorsolateral stripes intersected by multiple wedges of brown or grey along their length. Most individuals have a broad pale or white stripe running along extent of the lower lip. Femoral pores 2–6; preanal pores 3–6 (MELVILLE et al. 2018: 48).|
|Comment||Synonymy: Amphibolurus centralis had been synonymized with Lophognathus gilberti (e.g. COGGER 1983) but revalidated by WELLS & WELLINGTON 1984.|
|Etymology||Named after the British naturalist John Gilbert, who collected some of the specimen on which their first description is based.|