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Ctenotus brevipes STORR, 1981

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymCtenotus essingtonii brevipes STORR 1981
Minervascincus brevipes — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 34
Ctenotus brevipes — HORNER 2007
Ctenotus brevipes — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (Queensland)

Type locality: Blackbull, Queensland, Australia, 17°48’S, 141°44’E [HORNER 2007]

Venture Creek, 62 km E of Croyden, in 18° 13’ S, 142'49’ E, Qld [according to other sources, COGGER 1983 ?]. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: QM J39469 (formerly AM r63611), unsexed, 3 July 1977, collected by A. and P. Greer (see Shea and Sadlier 1999, for type locality correction). ParaTypes (4 specimens) – Queensland: AM R63334, Croydon, 18°12’S, 142°15’e; aMr26904, Hann river, Kennedy road, 15°11’S, 143°51’e; aMr63610, Blackbull, 17°48’S, 141°44’e; aMr70939, Muldiva, 17°21’S, 144°35’E. 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after its short [Latin: brevis] feet [Latin: pes]. 
References
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 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. 2007. Ctenotus quirinus sp. nov. (Reptilia: Sauria: Scincidae) – a new species of skink from the Northern Territory, with the recognition of C. brevipes Storr, 1981 and C. essingtonii (Gray, 1842) as distinct species. The Beagle 23: 119-130
  • Storr G M 1981. Ten new Ctenotus (Lacertilia: Scincidae) from Australia. Rec. West. Austr. Mus. 9 (2): 125-146 - 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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