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Ctenophorus gibba (HOUSTON, 1974)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Bulldust Ground-dragon 
SynonymAmphibolurus gibba HOUSTON 1974
Amphibolurus gibba — COGGER 1983
Ctenophorus gibba — COGGER 2000: 316
Amphibolurus gibba — GREER 2006 (online)
Ctenophorus gibba — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (South Australia)

Type locality: 5.5 km NNW of Alberrie Creek Railway Siding, in 29° 35’ S, 137° 31’ E, South Australia  
TypesHolotype: SAMA R13954A (HOUSTON 1974, COGGER 1983) 
CommentLifestyle: burrowing. 
  • 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.
  • Houston, T. F. 1974. Amphibolurus gibba, a new dragon lizard (Lacertilia: Agamidae) from northern South Australia. Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 98: 209-212 - get paper here
  • Houston, T. F. 1976. Vertebrate type-specimens in the South Australian Museum. III. Reptiles. [type catalogue] Rec. South Austral. Mus. 17: 181-187 - 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
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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