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Ctenotus quirinus HORNER, 2007

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymCtenotus quirinus HORNER 2007
Ctenotus quirinus — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (North Territory)

Type locality: Cadell river Crossing, Arnhemland, Northern Territory, Australia, 12°16.77’S, 134°25.45’E. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: NTM R16145, adult female, collected by P. Horner, 0930 hours, 13 July 1989. 
CommentHabitat: open shrub habitat.

Diagnosis. a moderately small Ctenotus (SVl to 65 mm) distinguished from congeners by having three of four supraoculars in contact with frontal, two presuboculars, frontoparietals paired, laterally compressed toes with callose or smooth subdigital lamellae, prominent pale midlateral stripe, broad dorsal zone of ground colour, vertebral stripe absent or con ined to nape, dark laterodorsal stripe obscure or absent, 28 midbody scale rows, lateral pattern of longitudinal zones or stripes, dark upper and lower lateral zones strongly spotted or blotched [HORNER 2007] 
Etymologynamed for Quirinus, an important god of the roman state. 
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • 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
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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