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Ctenophorus butlerorum (STORR, 1977)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Edel Heath Dragon 
SynonymAmphibolurus parviceps butleri STORR 1977 (fide COGGER 1983)
Tympanocryptis parviceps butleri — COGGER 2000: 356
Tympanocryptis butleri — GREER 2006 (online)
Rankinia butleri — MELVILLE et al. 2008
Ctenophorus butleri — WILSON & SWAN 2010: 366
Ctenophorus butlerorum — TITLE 2018
Ctenophorus butlerorum — ELLIS 2019
Ctenophorus butlerorum — CHAPPLE et al. 2019: 56 
DistributionAustralia (Edel Land, Western Australia)

Type locality: near east shore of Useless Inlet, 29 km NW of Carrarang, Western Australia, in 26°18' S, 113°21' E.  
TypesHolotype: WAM R54728 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Distinguishable from A. p. parviceps by stronger and more complex dorsal and lateral colour pattern and fewer pores (STORR 1977). 
EtymologyThis species was named for Harry and Margaret Butler, hence C. butlerorum (Paul Doughty, pers. comm. 2 Apr 2014). 
  • Chapple, David G.; Reid Tingley, Nicola J. Mitchell, Stewart L. Macdonald, J. Scott Keogh, Glenn M. Shea, Philip Bowles, Neil A. Cox, John C. Z. Woinarski 2019. The Action Plan for Australian Lizards and Snakes 2017. CSIRO, 663 pp. DOI: 10.1071/9781486309474 - get paper here
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp. - get paper here
  • Cogger, H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Ellis, Ryan J. 2019. An annotated type catalogue of the dragon lizards (Reptilia: Squamata: Agamidae) in the collection of the Western Australian Museum. Records of the Western Australian Museum 34: 115–132 - get paper here
  • Greer,A E 1987. Taxonomic and natural history notes on Tympanocryptis butleri and T. parviceps. Western Australian Naturalist 17 (1): 13-16 - get paper here
  • Maryan, B. 1992. A natural history note on the dragon Tympanocryptis butleri. Herpetofauna (Sydney) 22 (1): 35
  • Melville, Jane; Luke P. Shoo and Paul Doughty 2008. Phylogenetic relationships of the heath dragons (Rankinia adelaidensis and R. parviceps) from the south-western Australian biodiversity hotspot. Australian Journal of Zoology 56 (3): 159-171 - get paper here
  • Storr, G. M. 1964. The agamid lizards of the genus Tympanocryptis in Western Australia. J R. Soc. West. Aust. 47: 43-50.
  • Storr, G. M. 1977. The Amphibolurus adelaidensis species group (Lacertilia, Agamidae) in Western Australia. Rec. West. Aust. Mus. 5: 73-81 - get paper here
  • Title, Pascal O. 2018. Species Richness in Time and Space: a Phylogenetic and Geographic Perspective. PhD Thesis, U Michigan
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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