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Ctenotus ehmanni STORR, 1985

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae (Sphenomorphini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Brown-tailed Finesnout Ctenotus 
SynonymCtenotus ehmanni STORR 1985
Ctenotus ehmanni — COGGER 2000: 422
Ctenotus ehmanni — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (Western Australia)

Type locality: 10 km WNW of Mt Elizabeth HS (Old). Western Australia. at 16°16'S. 126° 08'E.  
TypesHolotype: WAM R83444 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A small brown-tailed member of the Ctenotus colletti group. agreeing with C colletti in having the upper of two ear lobules very large and obtuse, but differing in having an upper lateral series of white spots, more numerous midbody scale rows (28-32, v. 22-27) and shorter tail (124-146%, of SVL, v. 162-244). 
CommentLimb morphology: 5 digits, 5 toes (Singhal et al. 2018, Cogger 2014) 
EtymologyAfter Mr Harry Ehmann of Sydney Technical College in appreciation of the splendid
collection of Kimberley reptiles and frogs he donated to the Western Australian Museum. 
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  • Singhal, Sonal; Huateng Huang, Maggie R. Grundler, María R. Marchán-Rivadeneira, Iris Holmes, Pascal O. Title, Stephen C. Donnellan, and Daniel L. Rabosky 2018. Does Population Structure Predict the Rate of Speciation? A Comparative Test across Australia’s Most Diverse Vertebrate Radiation. The American Naturalist - get paper here
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  • Storr, G. M.; L. A. Smith, and R. E. Johnstone 1999. Lizards of Western Australia. I. Skinks. Revised Edition. Western Australian Museum
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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