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Ctenophorus mckenziei (STORR, 1981)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Dwarf Bicycle-dragon 
SynonymAmphibolurus 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 
DistributionAustralia (Western Australia)

Type locality: 8 km SW of Ponier Rock, W. A., in 32'59’ S, 123° 26’ E.  
TypesHolotype: WAM R59754 M 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: 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). 
CommentHabitat: shrubs, hummock grass. 
EtymologyNamed after Norman Leslie "Norm" McKenzie, who worked for the Department of Conservation and Land Management, Western Australia (formerly Department of Fisheries and Wildlife). 
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  • 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
  • Ellis, Ryan J. 2019. An annotated type catalogue of the dragon lizards (Reptilia: Squamata: Agamidae) in the collection of the Western Australian Museum. Records of the Western Australian Museum 34: 115–132 - 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
  • Peterson, M.; Shea, G. M.; Miller, B. 1994. Notes on the morphology and biology of Ctenophorus mckenziei (Storr, 1981) (Squamata: Agamidae). Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 118 (3/4): 237 - get paper here
  • Storr, G. M. 1981. Three new agamid lizards from Western Australia. Rec. West. Aust. Mus. 8 (4): 599-607 - 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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