Ctenophorus reticulatus (GRAY, 1845)
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|Higher Taxa||Agamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Western Netted Ground-dragon, Western Netted Dragon|
|Synonym||Grammatophora reticulatus GRAY 1845: 252|
Grammatophora laevis GÜNTHER 1867: 52
Amphibolurus reticulatus — BOULENGER 1885: 386
Amphibolurus reticulatus — STERNFELD 1925: 233
Amphibolurus darlingtoni LOVERIDGE 1932: 33
Amphibolurus darlingtoni — GLAUERT 1959
Amphibolurus reticulatus — COGGER 1983
Ctenophorus reticulatus — COGGER 2000: 322
Ctenophorus reticulatus — WILSON & SWAN 2010
|Distribution||Australia (South Australia, Western Australia)|
Type locality: Western Australia
|Types||Lectotype: BMNH 19220.127.116.11 (formerly xxiii.48a), Western Australia, collected J. Gilbert. Designation by Wells & Wellington (1985).|
Syntypes: BMNH 1918.104.22.168-40, from Champion Bay, W. A. [laevis]
Holotype: MCZ 32958, from Mullewa, W. A.; paratype: WAM R4460 (formerly MCZ 32960) [darlingtoni]
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis (reticulatus group): The reticulatus group consists of stout, terrestrial (usually burrowing) lizards with relatively short head, tail, limbs and digits, a considerably depressed body, and relatively smooth lepidosis. Nuchal scales, except along midline, very small (almost granular) . Dorsolateral body scales little larger, but they and dorsals (which increase in size towards midline) may be mixed with large, fiat, generally whitish scales arranged in approximately transverse rows. No dorsal crest. Subdigital lamellae very sharply bicarinate. Femoral and preanal pores present in both sexes and juveniles.|
Dorsal colour pattern usually consists of either (1) a series of dark blotches along each side of midline, alternating with pale transverse bars or rows of spots; or (2) a dark reticulum. Both kinds of pattern may be present within a single taxon, either as individual, age or sexual variants.
|Comment||Synonymy that of Cogger 1983. According to DENZER et al. 1997, Amphibolurus tibialis AHL 1926 is a synonym of Ctenophorus reticulatus (currently of C. ornatus).|
Group: Storr 1966 defined the reticulatus group as containing reticulatus, inermis, clayi, salinarum, and pictus.
|Etymology||From the Latin reticulatus, made like a net. In reference to the net-like dorsal pattern in this species.|
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