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Ctenophorus scutulatus (STIRLING & ZIETZ, 1893)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Lozenge-marked Bicycle-dragon, Lozenge-Marked Dragon 
SynonymAmphibolurus scutulatus STIRLING & ZIETZ 1893: 165
Amphibolurus websteri BOULENGER 1904: 414
Amphibolurus holsti ROSÉN 1905
Amphibolurus scutulatus — 1914: 182
Amphibolurus scutulatus — COGGER 1983
Licentia scutulata — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 18
Licentia websteri — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 18
Ctenophorus scutulatus — COGGER 2000: 326
Ctenophorus scutulatus — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (South Australia, Western Australia)

Type locality: between Fraser Range and Queen Victoria Springs, W. A.  
TypesLectotype: SAMA R3024 (the larger of the 2 specimens under this number), designation by Wells & Wellington (1984
Syntypes: BMNH 1946. 9. 4. 31-32, from Coolgardie District, 400 mi inland of Perth, W. A. [Amphibolurus websteri]
Holotype: MZLU (was ZMLU) Cat. Typ. Nr. 284, from W. A. [Amphibolurus holsti] 
CommentSynonymy after COGGER 1983.

Habitat: shrubs, hummock grass. 
EtymologyEtymology (scutulatus): The Latin scutula, "a small plate," and -atus, "provided with," refer to the perceived smaller scales than in other populations. 
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1904. Description of a new lizard from Western Australia. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (7) 14: 414-415 - 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
  • Fry, D. B. 1914. On a collection of reptiles and batrachians from Western Australia. Rec. West. Austral. Mus. 1:174-210 - 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Pianka, E. R. 1969. Habitat specificity, speciation, and species density in Australian desert lizards. Ecology 50 (3): 498-502 - get paper here
  • Pianka, E. R. 1971. Notes on the biology of Amphibolurus cristatus and Amphibolurus scutulatus. Western Australian Naturalist 12: 36-41 - get paper here
  • Rosen, N. 1905. List of the lizards in the Zoological Museum of Lund, with descriptions of new species. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7) 16:129-142 - 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
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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