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Ctenotus rufescens STORR, 1979

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae (Sphenomorphini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Rufous Finesnout Ctenotus 
SynonymCtenotus colletti rufescens STORR 1979
Ctenotus colletti rufescens — COGGER 1983
Ctenotus rufescens — STORR 1990
Ctenotus colletti rufescens — COGGER 2000: 420
Ctenotus rufescens — COGGER 2000: 753
Ctenotus rufescens — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (Western Australia: Exmouth Gulf region)

Type locality: 3 km E of Giralia, in 22° 41’ S, 114° 23’ E, W. A.  
TypesHolotype: WAM R61152 
CommentLimb morphology: 5 digits, 5 toes (Singhal et al. 2018, Cogger 2014) 
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp. - get paper here
  • Cogger, H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Couper, P., Covacevich, J., Amey, A. & Baker, A. 2006. The genera of skinks (Family Scincidae) of Australia and its island territories: diversity, distribution and identification. in: Merrick, J.R., Archer, M., Hickey, G.M. & Lee, M.S.Y. (eds.). Evolution and Zoogeography of Australasian Vertebrates. Australian Scientific Publishing, Sydney, pp. 367-384
  • Singhal, Sonal; Huateng Huang, Maggie R. Grundler, María R. Marchán-Rivadeneira, Iris Holmes, Pascal O. Title, Stephen C. Donnellan, and Daniel L. Rabosky 2018. Does Population Structure Predict the Rate of Speciation? A Comparative Test across Australia’s Most Diverse Vertebrate Radiation. The American Naturalist - get paper here
  • Storr G M 1979. Five new lizards from Western Australia. Rec. West. Aust. Mus. 8 (1): 134-142 - get paper here
  • Storr G M 1990. The Ctenotus colletti complex (Lacertilia: Scincidae), including a new species from the Pilbara. Rec. West. Austr. Mus. 14 (4): 623-626 - 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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