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Ctenotus astictus HORNER, 1995

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymCtenotus astictus HORNER 1995
Ctenotus astictus — COGGER 2000: 751
Ctenotus astictus — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (Northern Territory)

Type locality: 14 kilometres west of Numbulwar on Ngukurr road, 14°14'S 135°36'E, Northern Territory.  
TypesHolotype: NTM R.11252, coli. I. Archibald, 07 June 1983
PARATYPES - NORTHERN TERRITORY: NTM R.11250- 51, same data as holotype; NTM R.14183, Lake Eames, Vanderlin Island, Sir Edward Pellew Group, 15°41'S 137°02'E; NTM R.16113, R.16134-35, R.16140-44, Cadell River crossing, 12°15'S 134°26'E; NTM R.16177, Liverpool River crossing, 12°22 'S 134°07'E; NTM R.19151, R.19153, Red Point, Marchinbar Island, Wessel Islands, 11°16'S 136°35'E; NTM R.20252, Bumaga Island, Wessel Islands, 11°46'S 136°05'E. 
EtymologyThe species name astictus is derived from the Greek term stiktos which means ‘spotted’.It refers to the unspotted nature of the body pattern in comparison to C. arnhemensis and C. stuarti sp. nov. [HORNER 1995]. 
  • 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. 1995. Two new species of Ctenotus (Reptilia: Scincidae) from Northern Territory. The Beagle 12: 75-88.
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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