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Ctenotus vagus HORNER, 2009

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesUneven-striped Ctenotus 
SynonymCtenotus vagus HORNER 2009
Ctenotus vagus — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (N Western Australia: N/SE Kimberley region)

Type locality: Purnululu (Bungle Bungle) National Park, Western Australia, 17°19’00”S 128°27’00”E.  
TypesHolotype: WAM R103008, adult female. Collected by N. Gambold on 16 June 1989. 
EtymologyFrom the Latin adjective vâgus, meaning inconstant, unsteady or vague; in reference to the condition of this taxon’s pale dorsal and laterodorsal stripes which, in relation to adjacent pale paravertebral and dorsolateral stripes, are poorly defined. 
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • Horner, P. 2009. Three new species of Ctenotus (Reptilia: Sauria: Scincidae) from the Kimberley region of Western Australia, with comments on the status of Ctenotus decaneurus yampiensis. Rec. West. Austr. Mus. 25 (2): 181-199 - get paper here
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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