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Ctenotus stuarti HORNER, 1995

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymCtenotus stuarti HORNER 1995
Ctenotus stuarti — COGGER 2000: 753
Ctenotus stuarti — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (Northern Territory)

Type locality: Swim Creek, Opium Creek Station, 12°34'30"S 131 °49'30"E, Northern Territory. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: 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. 
Comment 
EtymologyThe 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]. 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - 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.
  • 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
  • Horner, P. 1995. Two new species of Ctenotus (Reptilia: Scincidae) from Northern Territory. The Beagle 12: 75-88.
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
 
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