Ctenotus gemmula STORR, 1974
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Ctenotus gemmula?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Jewelled South-west Ctenotus|
|Synonym||Ctenotus gemmula STORR 1974|
Ctenotus gemmula — COGGER 1983: 146
Ctenotus gemmula — COGGER 2000: 425
Ctenotus gemmula — WILSON & SWAN 2010
|Distribution||Australia (Western Australia)|
Type locality: South Perth, in 32° 00’ S, 115° 49’ E, W. A.
|Types||Holotype: WAM R29640|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. A small member of the labillardieri group, distinguishable from labillardieri by its broken white dorsolateral stripe and narrower subdigital calli, and from delli by its 8 (rather than 7) upper labials and legs boldly blotched (not obscurely dotted) with black (Storr 1974: 91).|
Description. Snout-vent length (mm): 31-58 (50.0). Length of appendages (% SVL): tail 163-203 (188); foreleg 21-29 (23.8); hindleg 34-47 (39.8). Nasals separated (rarely touching). Prefron tals usually narrowly separated, occasionally in short contact. Supraoculars 4, first 2 in contact with frontal. Supraciliaries 6-8 (6.9). Palpe brals 8-12 (10.4). Second loreal 1.1-1.7 (1.34) times as wide as high. Upper labials 8. Ear lobules 2-5 (3.4), acute or subacute in adults, second usually largest. Nuchals 2-4 (3.3). Mid-body scale rows 24-28 (24.7). Lamellae under fourth toe 23-27 (24.9), each with a dark obtuse keel. Dorsally olive grey, unmarked except for narrow black laterodorsal line from brow to base of tail. A dorsolateral series of short white dashes from brow to base of tail. Black upper lateral zone with or without a series of white spots, extending forward as a broken stripe through orbit nearly to tip of snout and backward on to proximal quarter of tail. White midlateral stripe wavy or broken into series of short dashes. Narrow dark grey lower lateral zone variably marked with white. Legs yellowish brown boldly marked with black and white (Storr 1974: 91).
|Comment||Limb morphology: 5 digits, 5 toes (Singhal et al. 2018, Cogger 2014)|