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Ctenotus arcanus CZECHURA & WOMBEY, 1982

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesArcane Ctenotus 
SynonymCtenotus arcanus CZECHURA & WOMBEY 1982
Minervascincus arcanus — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 34
Ctenotus arcanus — COGGER 2000: 413
Ctenotus arcanus — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (Queensland, New South Wales)

Type locality: Coonoon Gibber Creek, Conondale Range, Qld.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: QM J36925, (D Milton, ix-x.1978) 
CommentMorphology: 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. J.; Amey, A. P.; Kutt, A. S. 2002. A new species of Ctenotus (Scincidae) from central Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 48(1):85-92 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Czechura G V; Wombey J 1982. Three new striped skinks, (Ctenotus, Lacertilia, Scinidae) from Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 20 (3): 639-645
  • Murphy, Michael J. 1998. First record of the scincid lizard Ctenotus arcanus from New South Wales. Herpetofauna (Sydney) 28 (1): 22-24.
  • 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.
 
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