You are here » home advanced search Ctenotus spaldingi

Ctenotus spaldingi (MACLEAY, 1877)

Can you confirm these amateur observations of Ctenotus spaldingi?

Add your own observation of
Ctenotus spaldingi »

We have no photos, try to find some by Google images search: Google images

Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesStraight-browed Ctenotus 
SynonymHinulia spaldingi MACLEAY 1877: 63
Lygosoma dorsale BOULENGER 1887: 226
Lygosoma (Hinulia) dorsale — DE ROOIJ 1915: 175
Lygosoma (Sphenomorphus) dorsale — SMITH 1937: 220
Sphenomorphus spaldingi — COPLAND 1947
Ctenotus spaldingi - COGGER 1983: 153
Minervascincus spaldingi — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 35
Ctenotus spaldingi — COGGER 2000: 444
Ctenotus spaldingi — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Ctenotus spaldingii — RABOSKY et al. 2014 
DistributionAustralia (North Territory, Queensland), New Guinea (fide SMITH 1937)

Type locality: Endeavour River, Qld. 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.
TypesSyntypes: AMS (AM) R31843-6
Syntypes: BMNH 1946.8.15.51-52, from Fly River, Papua New Guinea [Lygosoma dorsale] 
CommentSynonymy partly after COGGER 1983.

Illustration (from Boulenger 1887) in Herp. Bull. 73: 7

Diagnosis: RABOSKY et al. 2014 
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1887. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) III. Lacertidae, Gerrhosauridae, Scincidae, Anelytropsidae, Dibamidae, Chamaeleontidae. London: 575pp. - get paper here
  • 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.
  • Copland, S. J. 1947. Catalogue of reptiles in the Macleay Museum. 11. Sphenomorphus spaldingi (Macleay). Proc. Linn. Soc. N. S. W. 71: 136-144 - get paper here
  • de Rooij, N. de 1915. The Reptiles of the Indo-Australian Archipelago. I. Lacertilia, Chelonia, Emydosauria. Leiden (E. J. Brill), xiv + 384 pp.
  • Macleay, W. 1877. The lizards of the Chevert Expedition. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, 2: 60-69; 97-104 - get paper here
  • Rabosky DL, Hutchinson MN, Donnellan SC, Talaba AL, Lovette IJ 2014. Phylogenetic disassembly of species boundaries in a widespread group of Australian skinks (Scincidae: Ctenotus). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 77: 71-82; doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2014.03.026 - get paper here
  • Smith,M.A. 1937. A review of the genus Lygosoma (Scincidae: Reptilia) and its allies. Records of the Indian Museum 39 (3): 213-234
  • 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 1978. Notes on the Ctenotus (Lacertilia, Scincidae) of Queensland. Rec. West. Aust. Mus. 6 (3): 319-332 - get paper here
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
External links  
Is it interesting? Share with others:

Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator