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Ctenophorus yinnietharra (STORR, 1981)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Yinnietharra Crevice-dragon 
SynonymAmphibolurus yinnietharra STORR 1981
Ctenophorus yinnietharra — COGGER 2000: 326
Ctenophorus yinnietharra — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Ctenophorus yinnietharra — CHAPPLE et al. 2019: 72 
DistributionAustralia (Western Australia)

Type locality: 5 km E of Yinnietharra, W. A. in 24° 41’ S, 116°13’ E.  
TypesHolotype: WAM R51675 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: 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. 
  • Chapple, David G.; Reid Tingley, Nicola J. Mitchell, Stewart L. Macdonald, J. Scott Keogh, Glenn M. Shea, Philip Bowles, Neil A. Cox, John C. Z. Woinarski 2019. The Action Plan for Australian Lizards and Snakes 2017. CSIRO, 663 pp. DOI: 10.1071/9781486309474 - get paper here
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp. - get paper here
  • Cogger, H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • 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
  • 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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