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Ctenotus grandis STORR, 1969

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesCtenotus grandis grandis STORR 1968
Ctenotus grandis titan STORR 1980 
Common NamesGrand Ctenotus 
SynonymCtenotus grandis STORR 1969: 100
Ctenotus grandis — COGGER 1983: 146
Minervascincus grandis — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 34
Ctenotus grandis — COGGER 2000: 426
Ctenotus grandis — WILSON & SWAN 2010

Ctenotus grandis titan STORR 1980
Minervascincus titan — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 35
Ctenotus grandis titan — STORR et al. 1999 
DistributionAustralia (North Territory, South Australia?, West Australia)

grandis: Tanami, Great Sandy, Gibson and Great Victoria Deserts.
titan: Pilbara and adjacent regions, West Australia.

Type locality: 24 mi ENE of Lavation, in 28° 31’ S, 122'45’ E, W. A. Map legend:
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.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: WAM R30005
Holotype: WAM R61444, from 1 km S of Exmouth, W. A. [titan] 
CommentAbundance: common, with more than 500 specimens collected (Pianka 2011) 
References
  • 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.
  • Pianka, E. R. 1969. Sympatry of desert lizards (Ctenotus) in Western Australia. Ecology 50: 1012-1030 - get paper here
  • Pianka, E. R. 1972. Zoogeography and speciation of Australian desert lizards: an ecological perspective. Copeia 1972 (1): 127-144 - get paper here
  • Punzo, Fred & Sonia Madragon 2002. Spatial learning in Australian skinks of the genus Ctenotus (Scincidae). Amphibia-Reptilia 23 (2): 233-238 - 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 1980. The Ctenotus grandis species-group (Lacertilia: Scincidae). Rec. West. Aust. Mus. 8 (3): 415-422 - 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.
  • 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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