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Ctenotus septenarius KING, HORNER & FYFE, 1988

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesMassive-gibber Ctenotus 
SynonymCtenotus septenarius KING, HORNER & FYFE 1988
Ctenotus septenarius — COGGER 2000: 442
Ctenotus septenarius — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (Northern Territory)

Type locality: “Bacon Range, near Henbury meteorite craters, 24° 35’S 133° 08’E, Northern Territory, [...], beneath small rock slab”. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: NTM R13704, a gravid female, coll. G. Fyfe, 17.ix.1986, 
EtymologyThe species name septenarius is derived from the latin term septenarius which means 'containing seven'. This refers to the seven characteristic black stripes found in the back pattern of this species. 
  • 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.
  • 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
  • King M; Horner P; Fyfe G 1988. A new species of Ctenotus (Reptilia: Scincidae) from central Australia, and a key to the Ctenotus leonhardii species group. The Beagle 5 (1) : 147-153
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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