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Ctenophorus rufescens (STIRLING & ZIETZ, 1893)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Rusty Crevice-dragon 
SynonymAmphibolurus rufescens STIRLING & ZIETZ 1893: 164
Amphibolurus caudicinctus rufescens STORR 1967
Amphibolurus rufescens — COGGER 1983
Ctenophorus rufescens — COGGER 2000: 323
Ctenophorus rufescens — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (South Australia, Western Australia)

Type locality: Mt. Sir Thomas, Birksgate Range, S. A., desigated by HOUSTON 1976.  
TypesLectotype: SAMA R1423, male, collected Elder Expedition. Designated by Zietz (1915); see Houston (1974). 
CommentLifestyle: saxicolous. 
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  • Cogger, H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Houston, T. F. 1974. Revision of the Amphibolurus decresii complex (Lacertilia-Agamidae) of South Australia. Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 98: 49-60 - get paper here
  • Houston, T. F. 1976. Vertebrate type-specimens in the South Australian Museum. III. Reptiles. [type catalogue] Rec. South Austral. Mus. 17: 181-187 - get paper here
  • Johnston G R 1992. Ctenophorus tjantjalka, a new dragon lizard (Lacertilia: Agamidae) from northern South Australia. Rec. South Austral. Mus. 26 (1): 51-59 - 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
  • Stirling, E. C., and A. Zietz. 1893. Scientific results of the Elder Exploring Expedition. Vertebrata. Mammalia, Reptilia. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 16:154-176. - get paper here
  • Storr, G. M. 1967. Geographic races of the agamid lizard Amphibolurus caudicinctus. J R. Soc. West. Aust. 50: 49-56
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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