Ctenophorus mckenziei (STORR, 1981)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Ctenophorus mckenziei?
|Higher Taxa||Agamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||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
|Distribution||Australia (West Australia)|
Type locality: 8 km SW of Ponier Rock, W. A., in 32'59’ S, 123° 26’ E. Map legend:
- 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.
|Types||Holotype: WAM R59754 M|
|Comment||Habitat: shrubs, hummock grass.|
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).