Ctenotus stuarti HORNER, 1995
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Ctenotus stuarti?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Ctenotus stuarti HORNER 1995|
Ctenotus stuarti — COGGER 2000: 753
Ctenotus stuarti — WILSON & SWAN 2010
|Distribution||Australia (Northern Territory)|
Type locality: Swim Creek, Opium Creek Station, 12°34'30"S 131 °49'30"E, Northern Territory. Map legend:
- 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: NTM R.13723, coll. P. Horner, 24 April 1988.|
PARATYPES - NORTHERN TERRITORY: NTM R.13086-87, same data as holotype except 24 April 1985; NTM R.13722, R.13724-27, same data a. holotype; NTM R.17453, Kapalga, 12° 40'S 132° 22'E.
|Etymology||The new species is named for John McDouall Stuart, first explorer to cross the continent from south to north and survive. He reached the north coast, in the vicinity of the type locality, in July 1862. The name also alludes to Point Stuart, a natural feature of the Northern Territory coast located close to the type locality [HORNER 1995].|