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Ctenophorus reticulatus (GRAY, 1845)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Western Netted Ground-dragon, Western Netted Dragon 
SynonymGrammatophora 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 
DistributionAustralia (South Australia, Western Australia)

Type locality: Western Australia  
TypesLectotype: BMNH 1946.9.4.35 (formerly xxiii.48a), Western Australia, collected J. Gilbert. Designation by Wells & Wellington (1985).
Syntypes: BMNH 1946.9.4.37-40, from Champion Bay, W. A. [laevis]
Holotype: MCZ 32958, from Mullewa, W. A.; paratype: WAM R4460 (formerly MCZ 32960) [darlingtoni] 
CommentSynonymy that of Cogger 1983. According to DENZER et al. 1997, Amphibolurus tibialis AHL 1926 is a synonym of Ctenophorus reticulatus (currently of C. ornatus).

Lifestyle: burrowing. 
EtymologyFrom the Latin reticulatus, made like a net. In reference to the net-like dorsal pattern in this species. 
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  • Doody, J. Sean, Simon Cherriman and Jeff Turpin. 2015. Ctenophorus reticulatus (western netted dragon), Ctenophorus caudicinctus (ring-tailed dragon), and Egerina eos (central pygmy spiny-tailed skink) predation. Herpetological Review 46 (3): 433 - get paper here
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