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Ctenophorus pictus (PETERS, 1866)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Painted ground-dragon, Painted Dragon 
SynonymAmphibolurus pictus PETERS 1866: 88
Amphibolurus pictus — BOULENGER 1885: 385
Amphibolurus pictus — MAYHEW 1963
Amphibolurus pictus — SIMPSON 1973
Ctenophorus dudleyi WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 17 (fide SHEA 1999)
Ctenophorus pictus — COGGER 2000: 320
Ctenophorus pictus — NIEJALKE 2006
Ctenophorus pictus — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia)

Type locality: “Südaustralien” [Adelaide fide ZMB catalogue]  
Reproductionoviparous; may have temperature-dependent sex determination (TSD, Hansson & Olsson 2018) 
TypesLectotype: ZMB 4738 (the largest of the three specimens listed under this number by Cogger et al. (1983) 
CommentLifestyle: burrowing. 
  • AUSTIN, JEREMY J.; REBECCA J. ROSE and JANE MELVILLE 2006. Polymorphic microsatellite markers in the painted dragon lizard, Ctenophorus pictus. Molecular Ecology Notes 6: 194–196 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. London: 450 pp. - get paper here
  • Brygoo, E.R. 1988. Les types d’Agamidés (Reptiles, Sauriens) du Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle Catalogue critique. Bull. Mus. Nat. Hist. Nat. 10 (ser. 4) A (3), suppl.: 1-56
  • CHIACCHIO, MICHELE; ANNEGRET GRIMM-SEYFARTH<br />KLAUS HENLE<br /> AND JEAN-BAPTISTE MIHOUB 2020. Water availability as a major climatic driver of taxonomic and functional diversity in a desert reptile community. Ecosphere 11(7):e03190. 10.1002/ecs2.3190 - 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.
  • 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
  • Glauert, L. 1959. Herpetological Miscellanea. XI. Dragon Lizards of the Genus Amphibolurus. Western Australian Naturalist 7 (2): 42-51 - get paper here
  • Hansson A, Olsson M. 2018. Incubation temperature and parental identity determine sex in the Australian agamid lizard Ctenophorus pictus. Ecol Evol. 2018: 1–7 - get paper here
  • Hansson, Alexander and Mats Olsson 2018. The Influence of Incubation Temperature on Phenotype of Australian Painted Dragons (Ctenophorus pictus). Herpetologica 74 (2): 146-151. - get paper here
  • Mayhew, W.W. 1963. Observations on Captive Amphibolurus pictus, an Australian Agamid Lizard. Herpetologica 19 (2): 81-88 - 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
  • Niejalke, D.P. 2006. Reproduction by a small agamid lizard, Ctenophorus pictus, during contrasting seasons. Herpetologica 62 (4): 409-419 - get paper here
  • Olsson, M.; Healey, M.; Wapstra, E.; Schwartz, T.; Lebas, N. & Uller, T. 2007. Mating system variation and morph fluctuations in a polymorphic lizard. Molecular Ecology 16: 5307–5315 - get paper here
  • Peters. WILHELM C. H. 1866. Mittheilung über neue Amphibien (Amphibolurus, Lygosoma, Cyclodus, Masticophis, Crotaphopeltis) und Fische (Diagramma, Hapalogenys) des Kgl. Zoologischen Museums. Monatsber. Königl. Preuss. Akad. Wissensch. Berlin, 1866: 86-96. - get paper here
  • Simpson, KNG 1973. AMPHIBIANS, REPTILES AND MAMMALS OF THE MURRAY RIVER region between Mildura and Renmark, Australia. Mem. Nat. Mus. Vict. 34: 275-279 - get paper here
  • Stuart‐Fox, D., Aulsebrook, A., Rankin, K.J., Dong, C.M. and McLean, C.A. 2020. Convergence and divergence in lizard colour polymorphisms. Biological Reviews - get paper here
  • Swan, G.; Sadlier, R.; Shea, G. 2017. A field guide to reptiles of New South Wales. Reed New Holland, 328 pp.
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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