Ctenotus arnhemensis STORR, 1981
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Ctenotus arnhemensis?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Jabiluka Ctenotus|
|Synonym||Ctenotus arnhemensis STORR 1981|
Minervascincus arnhemensis — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 34
Ctenotus arnhemensis — COGGER 2000: 415
Ctenotus arnhemicus — GREER 2005 (online)
Ctenotus arnhemensis — WILSON & SWAN 2010
|Distribution||Australia (Northern Territory)|
Type locality: Jabiluka, in 12° 331S, 132° 55’ E, N. T.
|Types||Holotype: AMS (AM) R88613|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Ctenotus amhemensis is distinguished from C. astictus sp. nov. by having a complex lateral pattern of stripes, pale spots and blotches and by having generally more ear lobules (mean of 4.8 vs mean of 2.9). Additionally, the relative length of the limbs are usually less in C. amhemensis than in C. astictus sp. nov. Ctenotus amhemensis is distinguished from C. stuarti sp. nov. by having a generally higher number of subdigitallamellae under the fourth toe (mean of22.9 vsmean of21.0) and by having generally fewernuchal scale pairs (mean of3.8 vs mean of 4.7). Also, the headofC. amhemensis is usually less deep than that of C. stuarti sp. nov. (head depth as percentage of head width, mean of 85.7% vs mean of 88.6%). In addition, C. arnhemensis has continuous, smooth-edged, white dorsolateral stripes and dark laterodorsal stripes, features which in C. stuarti sp. nov. are broken into ragged-edged, semi-continuous series of flecks and streaks [HORNER 1995].|
|Comment||Morphology: digits: 5, toes: 5 (Singhal et al. 2018, Cogger 2014)|
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