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Ctenophorus maculosus (MITCHELL, 1948)

IUCN Red List - Ctenophorus maculosus - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Salt-Lake Ground-dragon, Lake Eyre Dragon 
SynonymTympanocryptis maculosa MITCHELL 1948
Amphibolurus maculosus — COGGER 1983
Ctenophorus maculosus — COGGER 2000: 318
Ctenophorus maculosus — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (South Australia, North Lake Eyre)

Type locality: Lake Eyre North, S. A.  
TypesHolotype: SAMA R2220a 
CommentLifestyle: lives on the salt lake, burrowing excavations below the salt crust. 
  • 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.
  • Doughty, P.; Maryan, B.; Melville, J. & Austin, J. 2007. A new species of Ctenophorus (Lacertlia: Agamidae) from Lake Disappointment, Western Australia. Herpetologica 63 (1): 72-86 - get paper here
  • Mitchell, F. J. 1948. A revision of the lacertilian genus Tympanocryptis. Rec. South Austral. Mus. 9: 57-86 - get paper here
  • Mitchell, F. J. 1965. The affinities of Tympanocryptis maculosa Mitchell (Lacertilia: Agamidae). Rec. S. Aust. 15: 179-191
  • Olsson, M. 1995. Forced copulation and costly female resistance behavior in the Lake Eyre dragon, Ctenophorus maculosus Herpetologica 51 (1): 19-24. - 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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