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Ctenotus agrestis WILSON & COUPER, 1995

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesMitchell Grass Ctenotus 
SynonymCtenotus agrestis WILSON & COUPER 1995
Ctenotus agrestis — COGGER 2000: 750
Ctenotus agrestis — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (Queensland)

Type locality: Brendallan Stn, via Aramac, Queensland (22°57’S 145°14’E  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: QM J46694, (SK Wilson & PJ Couper, 6.iii.1987) 
CommentMember of the C. lesueurii group. It bears some resemblance to C. robustus and C. joanae. Colour, pattern and scalation readily distinguish it from these species.

Morphology: digits: 5, toes: 5 (Singhal et al. 2018, Cogger 2014) 
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.
  • Couper, P., Covacevich, J., Amey, A. & Baker, A. 2006. The genera of skinks (Family Scincidae) of Australia and its island territories: diversity, distribution and identification. in: Merrick, J.R., Archer, M., Hickey, G.M. & Lee, M.S.Y. (eds.). Evolution and Zoogeography of Australasian Vertebrates. Australian Scientific Publishing, Sydney, pp. 367-384
  • Horner, P. & A. FISHER 1998. Ctenotus rimacola sp. nov. (Scincidae), a new species of lizard with two allopatric subspecies, from the Ord-Victoria region of northwestern Australia. Rec. West. Austr. Mus. 19 (2): 187-200. - get paper here
  • Singhal, Sonal; Huateng Huang, Maggie R. Grundler, María R. Marchán-Rivadeneira, Iris Holmes, Pascal O. Title, Stephen C. Donnellan, and Daniel L. Rabosky 2018. Does Population Structure Predict the Rate of Speciation? A Comparative Test across Australia’s Most Diverse Vertebrate Radiation The American Naturalist - get paper here
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
  • Wilson, S.K. & P.J. Couper 1995. A new Ctenotus (Reptilia: Scincidae) from the Mitchell grass plains of central Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 38 (2): 687-690.
 
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