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Ctenotus aphrodite INGRAM & CZECHURA, 1990

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesOorida Ctenotus 
SynonymCtenotus aphrodite INGRAM & CZECHURA 1990
Ctenotus aphrodite — COGGER 2000: 750 
DistributionAustralia (SW Queensland)

Type locality: Oorida area, Diamantina Lakes, Queensland (23°46’S 141°08’E)  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: QM J41814, (R Atherton & G Porter, 12.iii.83) 
Diagnosis 
CommentAbundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017).

Morphology: digits: 5, toes: 5 (Singhal et al. 2018, Cogger 2014) 
EtymologyNamed after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty. 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - 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.
  • Ingram G J; Czechura G V 1990. Four new species of striped skinks from Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 29 (3): 407-410
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - 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
 
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