Ctenophorus mckenziei (STORR, 1981)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Ctenophorus mckenziei?
|Higher Taxa||Agamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Dwarf Bicycle-dragon|
|Synonym||Amphibolurus mckenziei STORR 1981|
Licentia mackenziei [sic] — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 18
Ctenophorus mckenziei — COGGER 2000: 318
Ctenophorus mckenziei — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Ctenophorus mckenziei — CHAPPLE et al. 2019: 64
|Distribution||Australia (Western Australia)|
Type locality: 8 km SW of Ponier Rock, W. A., in 32'59’ S, 123° 26’ E.
|Types||Holotype: WAM R59754 M|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: A medium-sized Amphibolurus, very like A. scutulatus in scalation but differing markedly in coloration, e.g. back blackish brown with whitish vertebral stripe and transverse lines, rather than pale brown with paired dark brown blotches that merge on foreback to form crossbands; also smaller, with deeper head (depth 55-57% of length, vs 44-54) and fewer subdigital lamellae (25-27 under longest toe, vs 33-38).|
|Comment||Habitat: shrubs, hummock grass.|
|Etymology||Named after Norman Leslie "Norm" McKenzie, who worked for the Department of Conservation and Land Management, Western Australia (formerly Department of Fisheries and Wildlife).|