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Ctenophorus cristatus (GRAY, 1841)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesCrested Bicycle-dragon, Crested Dragon 
SynonymGrammatophora cristata GRAY 1841: 87
Amphibolurus cristatus — BOULENGER 1885: 383
Amphibolurus cristatus — KINGHORN 1924
Amphibolurus cristatus — COGGER 1983
Licentia cristata — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 18
Ctenophorus cristatus — MANTHEY & SCHUSTER 1999: 51
Ctenophorus cristatus — COGGER 2000: 311
Ctenophorus cristatus — PIANKA & VITT 2003: 82 
DistributionAustralia (South Australia, Western Australia)

Type locality: Western Australia  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.9.4.41 
CommentHabitat: shrubs, hummock grass. 
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. London: 450 pp. - get paper here
  • 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.
  • Glauert, L. 1959. Herpetological Miscellanea. XI. Dragon Lizards of the Genus Amphibolurus. Western Australian Naturalist 7 (2): 42-51
  • Gray, J. E. 1841. Description of some new species and four new genera of reptiles from Western Australia, discovered by John Gould, Esq. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (1) 7: 86-91 - get paper here
  • Kinghorn, J. Roy 1924. Reptiles and batrachians from south and south-west Australia. Rec. Austral. Mus. 14 (3): 163-183 - get paper here
  • Koch, Claudia 2017. Herping Down Under – eine Auszeit in Westaustralien Terraria-Elaphe 2017 (4): 60-63 - get paper here
  • Manthey,U. & SCHUSTER,N. 1999. Agamen, 2. Aufl. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 120 pp. - get paper here
  • Melville, Jane; Schulte, James A.; Larson, Allan 2001. A molecular phylogenetic study of ecological diversification in the Australian lizard genus Ctenophorus. Journal of Experimental Zoology: Molecular and Developmental Evolution 291(4): 339-353
  • Pianka, E. R. 1971. Notes on the biology of Amphibolurus cristatus and Amphibolurus scutulatus. Western Australian Naturalist 12: 36-41 - get paper here
  • Pianka, E.R. & Vitt, L.J. 2003. Lizards - Windows to the Evolution of Diversity. University of California Press, Berkeley, 347 pp. [review in Copeia 2004: 955] - get paper here
  • Valencia, J. H., K. Garzón-Tello & M. E. Barragán-Paladines 2016. Serpientes venenosas del Ecuador: sistemática, taxonomía, historia natural, conservación, envenenamiento y aspectos antropológicos. Quito, Ecuador, Fundación Herpetológica Gustavo Orcés, Universidad de Texas, Fondo Ambiental Nacional, 652 pp. [review in HR 49 (1): 152, 2018]
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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