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Ctenophorus fordi (STORR, 1965)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesMallee Sand-dragon, Mallee Dragon 
SynonymAmphibolurus fordi STORR 1965
Amphibolurus fordi — COGGER 1983
Phthanodon fordi — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 18
Phthanodon hawkeswoodi — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 18 (fide SHEA 1999)
Ctenophorus fordi — MANTHEY & SCHUSTER 1999: 48
Ctenophorus fordi — COGGER 2000: 315
Ctenophorus fordi — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia; from Comet Vale and Coolgardie eastwards to the southern rim of the Victoria desert)

Type locality: 12 mi NW of Coolgardie, in 30'49’ S, 121° 02’ E, Western Australia  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: WAM R19151 
Diagnosis 
CommentHabitat: shrubs, hummock grass. 
Etymology 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - 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.
  • Doughty, P.; Maryan, B.; Melville, J. & Austin, J. 2007. A new species of Ctenophorus (Lacertlia: Agamidae) from Lake Disappointment, Western Australia. Herpetologica 63 (1): 72-86 - 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. 1969. Habitat specificity, speciation, and species density in Australian desert lizards. Ecology 50 (3): 498-502 - get paper here
  • Storr, G. M. 1965. The Amphibolurus maculatus species-group (Lacertilia: Agamidae) in Western Australia. J R. Soc. West. Aust. 48: 45-54
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
 
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