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Amphibolurus centralis (LOVERIDGE, 1933)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesCentralian Lashtail 
SynonymPhysignathus 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 
DistributionAustralia (Northern Territory, Central Australia)

Type locality: Anningie, 30 miles west of Teatree Well, Northern Territory.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: MCZ 35207, from Anningie 30 mi W of Teatree Well, N. T. 
CommentSynonymy: Amphibolurus centralis had been synonymized with Lophognathus gilberti (e.g. COGGER 1983) but revalidated by WELLS & WELLINGTON 1984. 
EtymologyNamed after the British naturalist John Gilbert, who collected some of the specimen on which their first description is based. 
References
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