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Ctenotus angusticeps STORR, 1988

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesLittle Leopard Ctenotus 
SynonymCtenotus angusticeps STORR 1988
Ctenotus angusticeps — COGGER 2000: 413
Ctenotus angusticeps — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (West Australia (Airlie Islands))

Type locality: Airlie Island, Western Australia, in 21°20'S, 115°10'E. Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
TypesHolotype: WAM R97423 
CommentHabitat: The species occurs in coastal samphire flats (Sadlier, 1993), coastal Spinifex, tussock grassland and acacia shrubland (Browne-Cooper and Maryan, 1990).

Diagnosis: A small, slender, narrow-headed, faintly patterned member of the C. pantherinus group (Storr 1975) with separated prefrontals, callose subdigital lamellae and spiny soles. 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “angustus, -a, -um” = narrow and the abbreviated term “-ceps” for “caput” = head. 
  • Browne-Cooper, R.;Maryan, B. 1990. Observations of Ctenotus angusticeps. Herpetofauna (Sydney) 20 (1): 1-2 - get paper here
  • 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.
  • Sadlier, Ross A. 1993. A range extension for the scincid lizard Ctenotus angusticeps of northwestern Australia. Herpetofauna (Sydney) 23 (1): 7-8
  • Storr G M 1988. A new Ctenotus (Lacertilia: Scincidae) from Western Australia. Rec. West. Austr. Mus. 14 (1): 139-140 - get paper here
  • Storr, G. M.; L. A. Smith, and R. E. Johnstone 1999. Lizards of Western Australia. I. Skinks. Revised Edition. Western Australian Museum
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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