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Ctenophorus parviceps (STORR, 1964)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesGnaraloo Heath Dragon 
SynonymTympanocryptis parviceps STORR 1964
Tympanocryptis parviceps — WERMUTH 1967: 99
Amphibolurus parviceps parviceps — STORR 1977: 74
Tympanocryptis parviceps — COGGER 2000: 356
Rankinia parviceps — MELVILLE et al. 2008
Ctenophorus parviceps — WILSON & SWAN 2010: 356 
DistributionW Australia (Nigaloo south to Quobba and Bernier Island; West Australia: between Exmouth Gulf and Shark Bay.

Type locality: 11 miles south-east of Ningaloo, Western Australia.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: WAM 
CommentSubspecies: Tympanocryptis parviceps butleri (STORR 1977) has been elevated to full species.

Diagnosis: The species A. parviceps is distinguishable from A. adelaidensis by tympanum covered with small scales; deep and angular loreal trough; fewer scales between nasal and labials; and no midlateral series of spines at base of tail (the scales may be enlarged and slightly raised). The subspecies A. p. parviceps is distinguishable from A. p. butleri by its reduced colour pattern and more numerous femoral and preanal pores (STORR 1977). 
References
  • 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.
  • Greer,A E 1987. Taxonomic and natural history notes on Tympanocryptis butleri and T. parviceps. Western Australian Naturalist 17 (1): 13-16
  • Maryan, B. 1992. A natural history note on the dragon Tympanocryptis butleri. Herpetofauna (Sydney) 22 (1): 35
  • Melville, Jane; Luke P. Shoo and Paul Doughty 2008. Phylogenetic relationships of the heath dragons (Rankinia adelaidensis and R. parviceps) from the south-western Australian biodiversity hotspot. Australian Journal of Zoology 56 (3): 159-171 - get paper here
  • Storr, G. M. 1964. The agamid lizards of the genus Tympanocryptis in Western Australia. J R. Soc. West. Aust. 47: 43-50.
  • Storr, G. M. 1977. The Amphibolurus adelaidensis species group (Lacertilia, Agamidae) in Western Australia. Rec. West. Aust. Mus. 5: 73-81 - 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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