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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
Ctenophorus pictus — CHAPPLE et al. 2019: 67 
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
  • 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
  • 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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