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Ctenotus australis (GRAY, 1838)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesWestern Limestone Ctenotus 
SynonymTiliqua australis GRAY 1838: 291 (part.)
Lygosoma Lesueurii DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 733
Lygosoma australe — SIEBENROCK 1892
Lygosoma Lesueurii — SIEBENROCK 1892
Lygosoma (Hinulia) lesueuri — DE ROOIJ 1915: 174
Lygosoma (Hinulia) lesueuri — STERNFELD 1925: 243
Lygosoma (Sphenomorphus) lesueuri — SMITH 1937: 220
Lygosoma (Sphenomorphus) lesueurii — GLAUERT 1960
Lygosoma (Omolepida) australe — GLAUERT 1960
Lygosoma (Sphenomorphus) lesueurii — FORD 1963
Ctenotus lesueuri — STORR 1969
Ctenotus lesueuri — STORR 1974
Ctenotus australis - COGGER 1983: 144
Minervascincus australis — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 34
Ctenotus australis — COGGER 2000: 416
Ctenotus australis — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (West Australia)

Type locality: Australia Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 38.3.10.9. These specimens are unlabelled and share a jar with two unlabelled non-types (BMNH 44.4.13.111); these four specimens belong to at least three distinct species and until the name is fixed by appropriate lectotype designation, synonymy follows that of previous authors (COGGER 1983).
Syntypes: MNHP 2982 (2 specimens), from Australia [Lygosoma lesueurii] 
CommentSynonymy partly after COGGER 1983. 
References
  • Broom, R. 1898. On the lizards of the Chillagoe District, N Queensland. Proc. Linn. Soc. N. S. W. 22: 639-645 - 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.
  • 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
  • de Rooij, N. de 1915. The Reptiles of the Indo-Australian Archipelago. I. Lacertilia, Chelonia, Emydosauria. Leiden (E. J. Brill), xiv + 384 pp.
  • Duméril, A. M. C. and G. Bibron. 1839. Erpétologie Générale on Histoire Naturelle Complète des Reptiles. Vol.5. Roret/Fain et Thunot, Paris, 871 pp. - get paper here
  • Ford, J. 1963. The Reptilian Fauna of the Islands between Dongara and Lancelin, Western Australia. Western Australian Naturalist 8 (6): 135-142
  • Glauert, L. 1960. Herpetological miscellanea. XII. The family Scincidae in Western Australia. Pt. 2. The genus Lygosoma. Western Australian Naturalist 7 (4): 81-99
  • Gray, J. E. 1838. Catalogue of the slender-tongued saurians, with descriptions of many new genera and species. Part 1. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (1) 1: 274-283 - get paper here
  • Maryan, B., Browne-Cooper, R. and Bush, B. 2002. Herpetofauna Survey of the Maralla Road Bushland. Western Australian Naturalist 23: 197-205 - get paper here
  • Montague, P.D. 1914. A report on the fauna of the Monte Bello Islands. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1914: 625-652 + plates - get paper here
  • Siebenrock, Friedrich 1892. Zur Kenntnis des Kopfskeletes der Scincoiden, Anguiden und Gerrhosauriden. Annalen des Königlichen Kaiserlichen Naturhistorischen Hofmuseum in Wien (Wien), 7 (3): 163-196 - get paper here
  • Smith,M.A. 1937. A review of the genus Lygosoma (Scincidae: Reptilia) and its allies. Records of the Indian Museum 39 (3): 213-234
  • Sternfeld, R. 1925. Beiträge zur Herpetologie Inner-Australiens. Abhandlungen Herausgegeben von der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft, 38: 221—251
  • Storr G M 1969. The genus Ctenotus (Lacertilia: Scincidae) in the Eastern Division of Western Australia. J. Proc. Roy. Soc. West. Australia 51: 97-109
  • Storr, G. M. 1974. The genus Ctenotus (Lacertilia: Scincidae) in the South-west and Eucla Divisions of Western Australia. J R. Soc. West. Aust. 56: 86-93 [1973]
  • Storr, G. M., Smith, L. A. & Johnstone, R. E. 1981. Lizards of Western Australia. I. Skinks. Perth: University of Western Australia Press and Western Australian Museum, 200 pp.
  • Storr, G. M.; L. A. Smith, and R. E. Johnstone 1999. Lizards of Western Australia. I. Skinks. Revised Edition. Western Australian Museum
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
 
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