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Ctenophorus butleri (STORR, 1977)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymAmphibolurus parviceps butleri STORR 1977 (fide COGGER 1983)
Tympanocryptis parviceps butleri — COGGER 2000: 356
Tympanocryptis butleri — GREER 2006 (online)
Rankinia butleri — MELVILLE et al. 2008
Ctenophorus butleri — WILSON & SWAN 2010: 366
Ctenophorus butlerorum 
DistributionAustralia (Edel Land, West Australia)

Type locality: near east shore of Useless Inlet, 29 km NW of Carrarang, Western Australia, in 26°18' S, 113°21' E. Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
TypesHolotype: WAM R54728 
CommentDiagnosis: Distinguishable from A. p. parviceps by stronger and more complex dorsal and lateral colour pattern and fewer pores (STORR 1977). 
EtymologyThis species was named for Harry and Margaret Butler, hence C. butlerorum (Paul Doughty, pers. comm. 2 Apr 2014). 
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • Cogger, H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Greer,A E 1987. Taxonomic and natural history notes on Tympanocryptis butleri and T. parviceps. Western Australian Naturalist 17 (1): 13-16
  • Maryan, B. 1992. A natural history note on the dragon Tympanocryptis butleri. Herpetofauna (Sydney) 22 (1): 35
  • Melville, Jane; Luke P. Shoo and Paul Doughty 2008. Phylogenetic relationships of the heath dragons (Rankinia adelaidensis and R. parviceps) from the south-western Australian biodiversity hotspot. Australian Journal of Zoology 56 (3): 159-171 - get paper here
  • Storr, G. M. 1964. The agamid lizards of the genus Tympanocryptis in Western Australia. J R. Soc. West. Aust. 47: 43-50.
  • Storr, G. M. 1977. The Amphibolurus adelaidensis species group (Lacertilia, Agamidae) in Western Australia. Rec. West. Aust. Mus. 5: 73-81 - get paper here
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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