Ctenophorus yinnietharra (STORR, 1981)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Ctenophorus yinnietharra?
|Higher Taxa||Agamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Yinnietharra Crevice-dragon|
|Synonym||Amphibolurus yinnietharra STORR 1981|
Ctenophorus yinnietharra — COGGER 2000: 326
Ctenophorus yinnietharra — WILSON & SWAN 2010
|Distribution||Australia (Western Australia)|
Type locality: 5 km E of Yinnietharra, W. A. in 24° 41’ S, 116°13’ E.
|Types||Holotype: WAM R51675|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: A member of the A. decresii species-group (Houston, 1978), very like A. ornatus (Gray) but smaller, with head and body less strongly depressed, and having much less dark pigmentation (e.g. males lacking black blotches on back and black bands on proximal third of tail). Distinguishable from A. caudicinctus (Gunther), with which it is sympatric, by the depressed head, body and tail, much weaker nuchal crest, stronger spines in vicinity of ear aperture and on side of neck, and in males the lack of a black pectoral patch and much wider and less numerous caudal bands.|