You are here » home advanced search search results Ctenotus astictus

Ctenotus astictus HORNER, 1995

Can you confirm these amateur observations of Ctenotus astictus?

Add your own observation of
Ctenotus astictus »

We have no photos, try to find some by Google images search: Google images

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. Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
Distribution map - Distribution map.
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
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.
External links  
Is it interesting? Share with others:

As link to this species use URL address:

without field 'search_param'. Field 'search_param' is used for browsing search result.

Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator