Amphibolurus burnsi (WELLS & WELLINGTON, 1985)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Amphibolurus burnsi?
|Higher Taxa||Agamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Lophognathus burnsi WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 18|
Lophognathus burnsi — WILSON & SWAN 2010: 350
Amphibolurus burnsi — MELVILLE et al. 2011
Lophognathus burnsi — COGGER 2014: xxi
Amphibolurus burnsi — COGGER 2014: 694
Amphibolurus burnsi — MELVILLE et al. 2018
|Distribution||Australia (N New South Wales, S Queensland)|
Type locality: Collarenebri, NSW
|Types||Holotype: AMS (AM) R116981 (previously AMF 28917)|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Large robust member of the Amphibolurus genus. Large wide head with extensive covering of spinose scales. Posterior ventral portion of head heavily covered with spinose scales. Well-developed spinose nuchal and vertebral crest, which continues down back to hips. At least two more spinose dorsal crests on each side of vertebral crest. Scalation on back strongly heterogeneous, with two dorsolateral rows of spinose scales running from shoulders to hips. Scales on thighs strongly heterogeneous with scattered spinose scales. Prominent row of spinose scales running along the posterior edge of thighs. Shades of brown, grey to almost black. Two broad pale dorsolateral stripes running from ear or neck to the hip, discontinuous with lip scales. Dorsolateral stripes intersected by multiple wedges of brown or grey along their length. Femoral pores 3–5; preanal pores 4–6 (Melville et al. 2018: 47).|
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