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Ctenophorus pictus (PETERS, 1866)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesPainted ground-dragon, Painted Dragon 
SynonymAmphibolurus pictus PETERS 1866: 88
Amphibolurus pictus — BOULENGER 1885: 385
Ctenophorus dudleyi WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 17 (fide SHEA 1999)
Ctenophorus pictus — COGGER 2000: 320
Ctenophorus pictus — NIEJALKE 2006
Ctenophorus pictus — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (New South Wales, North Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, West Australia)

Type locality: “Südaustralien” [Adelaide fide ZMB catalogue] Map legend:
TDWG region - 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.
TypesSyntypes: ZMB 4738, 4739, MNHN 1803 (fide Brygoo 1988) 
CommentLifestyle: burrowing. 
  • AUSTIN, JEREMY J.; REBECCA J. ROSE and JANE MELVILLE 2006. Polymorphic microsatellite markers in the painted dragon lizard, Ctenophorus pictus. Molecular Ecology Notes 6: 194–196
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. London: 450 pp. - get paper here
  • Brygoo, E.R. 1988. Les types d’Agamidés (Reptiles, Sauriens) du Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle Catalogue critique. Bull. Mus. Nat. Hist. Nat. 10 (ser. 4) A (3), suppl.: 1-56
  • 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
  • Glauert, L. 1959. Herpetological Miscellanea. XI. Dragon Lizards of the Genus Amphibolurus. Western Australian Naturalist 7 (2): 42-51
  • 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
  • Niejalke, D.P. 2006. Reproduction by a small agamid lizard, Ctenophorus pictus, during contrasting seasons. Herpetologica 62 (4): 409-419 - get paper here
  • Olsson, M.; Healey, M.; Wapstra, E.; Schwartz, T.; Lebas, N. & Uller, T. 2007. Mating system variation and morph fluctuations in a polymorphic lizard. Molecular Ecology 16: 5307–5315
  • Peters. WILHELM C. H. 1866. Mittheilung über neue Amphibien (Amphibolurus, Lygosoma, Cyclodus, Masticophis, Crotaphopeltis) und Fische (Diagramma, Hapalogenys) des Kgl. Zoologischen Museums. Monatsber. Königl. Preuss. Akad. Wissensch. Berlin, 1866: 86-96. - 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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