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Ctenophorus fionni (PROCTER, 1923)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Peninsula Crevis-dragon, Peninsula Dragon 
SynonymAmphibolurus fionni PROCTER 1923
Amphibolurus fionni — COGGER 1983
Ctenophorus fionni — COGGER 2000: 312
Ctenophorus fionni — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (South Australia, St. Francis Island)

Type locality: Port Lincoln, South Australia (original description cites "coast of the mainland", South Australia, fide COGGER 1983).  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.9.4.67 
CommentHabitat: saxicolous.

Distribution: see map in Gibbons & Lillywhite 1981. 
EtymologyThe origin of the name is largely obscure as Procter did not explain it. Beolens et al. speculate that it refers to a person named “Fionn” who is mentioned in (unpublished) letters of the author. 
  • 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. - get paper here
  • Cogger, H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Gibbons, J. R. H. & Lillywhite, H. B. 1981. Ecological segregation, color matching, and speciation in lizards of the Amphibolurus decresii species complex (Lacertilia: Agamidae). Ecology 62: 1573-1584 - get paper here
  • Houston, T. F. 1974. Revision of the Amphibolurus decresii complex (Lacertilia-Agamidae) of South Australia. Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 98: 49-60 - get paper here
  • Johnston, G. 1999. Reproductive Biology of the Peninsula Dragon Lizard, Ctenophorus fionni Journal of Herpetology 33 (4): 694-698. - get paper here
  • McLean, Claire A., Adnan Moussalli, Steve Sass, and Devi Stuart-Fox 2013. Taxonomic Assessment of the Ctenophorus decresii Complex (Reptilia: Agamidae) Reveals a New Species of Dragon Lizard from Western New South Wales. Records of the Australian Museum 65(3): 51–63 - get paper here
  • Melville, Jane; Schulte, James A.; Larson, Allan 2001. A molecular phylogenetic study of ecological diversification in the Australian lizard genus Ctenophorus. Journal of Experimental Zoology: Molecular and Developmental Evolution 291(4): 339-353 - get paper here
  • Procter, J. B. 1923. On new and rare reptiles and batrachians from the Australian region. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1923: 1069-1077 - 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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