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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesPilbara Ctenotus 
SynonymCtenotus piankai duricola STORR 1975: 239
Ctenotus duricola — STORR et al. 1999
Ctenotus piankai duricola — COGGER 2000: 437
Ctenotus duricola — WILSON & SWAN 2010: 188
Ctenotus duricola — COGGER 2014: 492 
DistributionAustralia (coast and hinterland of NW Western Australia)

Type locality: Mt Edgar, Western Australia, in 21°19' S, 120° 02' E. Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
TypesHolotype: WAM R17163, from Mt. Edgar, in 21° 19’ S, 120° 02’ E, W. A. 
CommentDiagnosis: A member of the taeniolatus group with 6 or 8 pale stripes, distinguishable from C. p. piankai by more numerous midbody scale rows and preference for hard, stony country rather than sandy country [STORR 1975]. 
EtymologyNamed after Eric R. Pianka (born 1939), American herpetologist at the University of Texas. 
  • 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.
  • Goodyear, Stephen E. and Eric R. Pianka 2011. Spatial and Temporal Variation in Diets of Sympatric Lizards (Genus Ctenotus) in the Great Victoria Desert, Western Australia. Journal of Herpetology 45 (3): 265-271. - get paper here
  • 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 1978. Notes on the Ctenotus (Lacertilia, Scincidae) of Queensland. Rec. West. Aust. Mus. 6 (3): 319-332 - get paper here
  • Storr, G. M. 1975. The genus Ctenotus (Lacertilia: Scincidae) in the Kimberley and North-west Divisions of Western Australia. Rec. West. Aust. Mus. 3: 209-243 - get paper here
  • 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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