Ctenotus delli STORR, 1974
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Ctenotus delli?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Sphenomorphinae (Sphenomorphini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Darling Range South-west Ctenotus|
|Synonym||Ctenotus delli STORR 1974: 92|
Ctenotus delli — COGGER 1983: 145
Ctenotus delli — COGGER 2000: 421
Ctenotus delli — WILSON & SWAN 2010
|Distribution||Australia (Western Australia)|
Type locality: 6 mi E of Kalamunda, in 31° 57’ S, 116'08’ E, W. A.
|Types||Holotype: WAM R37478|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: A small member of the labillardieri group with legs dark olive, finely peppered with black and white. Further distinguishable from labillardieri by broken white dorsolateral line, and from gemmula by upper labials usually 7 (rather than 8) (Storr 1974: 92).|
Description. Snout-vent length (mm): 34-63 (45.0). Length of appendages (% SVL): tail 156- 179 (168); foreleg 24-32 (27.7); hindleg 35-45 (41.1). Nasals usually separated, occasionally in short contact. Prefrontals separated, usually widely. Supraoculars 4, first 2 in contact with frontal. Supraciliaries usually 7, occasionally 8. Palpe brals 8-12 (9.7). Second loreal 1.3-1.8 (1.52) t'mes as wide as high. Upper labials usually 7, occasionally 8. Ear lobules 3-5 (4.0), obtuse, very small (especially compared to width of aperture). Nuchals 3 or 4 (3.3). Midbody scale rows 28-36 (29.9). Lamellae under fourth toe 23-29 (25.7), each with a dark, narrow callus. Dorsally dark olive brown, unmarked except for narrow indistinct black laterodorsal stripe from brow nearly to tail. White dorsolateral line from brow to tail (on which it becomes suffused with brown), broken, except anteriorly, into a series of short dashes. Black upper lateral zone from orbit nearly to end of tail, bearing one or more series of white dots. White mid- lateral stripe broken into series of short dashes, extending forward to below eye and indistinctly backward to about base of tail. Lower lateral zone dark grey flecked with white (Storr 1974: 92).
|Comment||Limb morphology: 5 digits, 5 toes (Singhal et al. 2018, Cogger 2014)|
|Etymology||Named after Dr. John Dell, former herpetologist at the Western Australian Museum, Perth, who collected the holotype of this skink.|