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Ctenotus colletti (BOULENGER, 1896)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesCollett’s Skink, Buff-tailed Finesnout Ctenotus 
SynonymLygosoma colletti BOULENGER 1896: 234
Lygosoma (Sphenomorphus) colletti — GLAUERT 1960
Ctenotus colletti — COGGER 1983: 145
Ctenotus colletti — COGGER 2000: 420
Ctenotus colletti — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (North Territory,West Australia)

Type locality: Roebuck Bay, W. A. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: UZMO K2008 
CommentCtenotus colletti nasutus STORR 1969 and Ctenotus colletti rufescens STORR 1979 have been raised to species status by STORR 1990.

Abundance: quite common, with more than 400 specimens collected (Pianka 2011) 
References
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1896. Descriptions of four new lizards from Roebuck Bay, N. W. Australia obtained by Dr. Dahl for the Christiania Museum. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 18: 232—235 - 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.
  • Glauert, L. 1960. Herpetological miscellanea. XII. The family Scincidae in Western Australia. Pt. 2. The genus Lygosoma. Western Australian Naturalist 7 (4): 81-99
  • Pianka, E. R. 1969. Sympatry of desert lizards (Ctenotus) in Western Australia. Ecology 50: 1012-1030 - get paper here
  • 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 1970. The genus Ctenotus (Lacertilia: Scincidae) in the Northern Territory. J. Proc. Roy. Soc. West. Australia 52: 97-108
  • Storr G M 1990. The Ctenotus colletti complex (Lacertilia: Scincidae), including a new species from the Pilbara. Rec. West. Austr. Mus. 14 (4): 623-626 - get paper here
  • 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.
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
 
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