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Ctenophorus fionni (PROCTER, 1923)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Peninsula Crevis-dragon, Peninsula Dragon 
SynonymAmphibolurus fionni PROCTER 1923
Amphibolurus fionni — COGGER 1983
Ctenophorus fionni — COGGER 2000: 312
Ctenophorus fionni — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Ctenophorus fionni — CHAPPLE et al. 2019: 60 
DistributionAustralia (South Australia, St. Francis Island)

Type locality: Port Lincoln, South Australia (original description cites "coast of the mainland", South Australia, fide COGGER 1983).  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.9.4.67 
CommentHabitat: saxicolous.

Distribution: see map in Gibbons & Lillywhite 1981. 
EtymologyThe origin of the name is largely obscure as Procter did not explain it. Beolens et al. speculate that it refers to a person named “Fionn” who is mentioned in (unpublished) letters of the author. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Chapple, David G.; Reid Tingley, Nicola J. Mitchell, Stewart L. Macdonald, J. Scott Keogh, Glenn M. Shea, Philip Bowles, Neil A. Cox, John C. Z. Woinarski 2019. The Action Plan for Australian Lizards and Snakes 2017. CSIRO, 663 pp. DOI: 10.1071/9781486309474 - get paper here
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp. - get paper here
  • Cogger, H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Gibbons, J. R. H. & Lillywhite, H. B. 1981. Ecological segregation, color matching, and speciation in lizards of the Amphibolurus decresii species complex (Lacertilia: Agamidae). Ecology 62: 1573-1584 - get paper here
  • Houston, T. F. 1974. Revision of the Amphibolurus decresii complex (Lacertilia-Agamidae) of South Australia. Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 98: 49-60 - get paper here
  • Johnston, G. 1999. Reproductive Biology of the Peninsula Dragon Lizard, Ctenophorus fionni Journal of Herpetology 33 (4): 694-698. - get paper here
  • McLean, Claire A., Adnan Moussalli, Steve Sass, and Devi Stuart-Fox 2013. Taxonomic Assessment of the Ctenophorus decresii Complex (Reptilia: Agamidae) Reveals a New Species of Dragon Lizard from Western New South Wales. Records of the Australian Museum 65(3): 51–63 - 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 - get paper here
  • Procter, J. B. 1923. On new and rare reptiles and batrachians from the Australian region. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1923: 1069-1077 - get paper here
  • Ramos JA and Peters RA 2021. Territorial Displays of the Ctenophorus decresii. Front. Ecol. Evol. 9:731705 - 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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