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Ctenotus orientalis STORR, 1971

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesOriental Ctenotus 
SynonymCtenotus uber orientalis STORR 1971
Minervascincus monaro WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985 (nom. nudum)
Ctenotus orientalis — HUTCHINSON & DONELLAN 1999
Ctenotus orientalis — STORR 1999
Ctenotus uber orientalis — COGGER 2000: 449
Ctenotus orientalis — GREER 2005 (online)
Ctenotus orientalis — MICHAEL et al. 2011 
DistributionWest Australia, North Territory, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria.

Type locality: Ouyen, Victoria [35°o4’S, 142°19’E] 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.
 
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: NMV D825. 
CommentSee also Ctenotus schomburgkii. HUTCHINSON & DONELLAN (1999) elevated Ctenotus uber orientalis to full species status. According to these authors, STORR’s type series of uber orientalis is composite, containing orientalis, olympicus, and septenarius. 
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.
  • Greenbaum, E. 2000. Herpetofaunal observations in disparate habitats in south Sustralia, New South Wales, and queensland, Australia. Herpetological Bulletin (72): 6-16 - get paper here
  • Henle, Klaus 1996. Herpetological observations in Sturt National Park, northwestern New South Wales, with a comment on Ctenotus uber and C. astarte. Herpetofauna (Sydney) 26 (1): 12-25
  • Hutchinson,M.N. & DONNELLAN,S.C. 1999. Genetic variation and taxonomy of the lizards assigned to Ctenotus uber orientalis STORR (Squamata: Scincidae) with description of a new species. Rec. South Austral. Mus. 32 (2): 173-189 - get paper here
  • Kay, G.M.; D. Michael; M. Crane; S. Okada; C. MacGregor; D. Florance; D. Trengove; L. McBurney; D. Blair; D.B. Lindenmayer. 2013. A list of reptiles and amphibians from Box Gum Grassy Woodlands in south-eastern Australia. Check List 9 (3):476-481 - get paper here
  • Michael, D.R.; D.B. Lindenmayer; M. Crane; C. MacGregor; R. Montague-Drake; L. McBurney. 2011. Reptilia, Murray catchment, New South Wales, southeastern Australia. Check List 7 (1):25-29 - 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. A new Lerista and two new Ctenotus (Lacertilia: Scincidae) from Western Australia. Rec. West. Aust. Mus. 8 (3): 441-447 - get paper here
  • 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.; 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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