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Ctenophorus rufescens (STIRLING & ZIETZ, 1893)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Subspecies 
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
Ctenophorus rufescens — CHAPPLE et al. 2019: 69 
DistributionAustralia (South Australia, Western Australia)

Type locality: Mt. Sir Thomas, Birksgate Range, S. A., desigated by HOUSTON 1976.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesLectotype: SAMA R1423, male, collected Elder Expedition. Designated by Zietz (1915); see Houston (1974). 
Diagnosis 
CommentLifestyle: saxicolous. 
References
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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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