Ctenotus rosarium COUPER, AMEY & KUTT, 2002
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Ctenotus rosarium?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Ctenotus rosarium COUPER, AMEY & KUTT 2002|
Type locality: Fortuna Stn, 50 km N Aramac (22° 43’ 50’’ S, 145° 35’ 39’’ E). Map legend:
- Type locality.
- 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.
|Types||Holotype: QM J72577|
|Comment||Ctenotus rosarium sp. nov., from the Desert Uplands Bioregion of central Queensland is readily distinguished from its congeners by a combination of head scalation (presubocular single, contacting only the subocular supralabial), subdigital lamellae (narrowly callose) and colour pattern (dorsum immaculate between a pale-edged, black vertebral stripe and narrow, black, laterodorsal stripe). The new species occurs in spinifex-dominated open woodland and prefers high hummock grass cover on sandy soils.|
|Etymology||Named after the Latin word for “rosary beads”, alluding to the series of pale blotches along the lateral zone which resembles a string of beads.|