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Ctenotus kurnbudj SADLIER, WOMBEY & BRAITHWAITE, 1986

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae (Sphenomorphini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Kurnbudj Ctenotus 
SynonymCtenotus kurnbudj SADLIER, WOMBEY & BRAITHWAITE 1986
Ctenotus kurnbudj — COGGER 2000: 430
Ctenotus kurnbudj — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (Northern Territory)

Type locality: 16 km W Kapalga on Arnhem Hwy, NT  
TypesHolotype: ANWC R3461, collected J. Wombey, 25.x.1980. Paratypes: AMS (AM). 
CommentHabitat: The skink occurs in woodland and open forest, some of which are inundated in the wet season (Sadlier et al., 1985).

Limb morphology: 5 digits, 5 toes (Singhal et al. 2018, Cogger 2014) 
  • 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.
  • Couper, P., Covacevich, J., Amey, A. & Baker, A. 2006. The genera of skinks (Family Scincidae) of Australia and its island territories: diversity, distribution and identification. in: Merrick, J.R., Archer, M., Hickey, G.M. & Lee, M.S.Y. (eds.). Evolution and Zoogeography of Australasian Vertebrates. Australian Scientific Publishing, Sydney, pp. 367-384
  • King M; Horner P; Fyfe G 1988. A new species of Ctenotus (Reptilia: Scincidae) from central Australia, and a key to the Ctenotus leonhardii species group. The Beagle 5 (1) : 147-153
  • Sadlier R; Wombey J C; Braithwaite R W 1985. Ctenotus kurnbudj and Ctenotus gagudju, two new lizards (Scincidae) from the Alligator Rivers region of the Northern Territory. The Beagle 2 (1): 95-103
  • Shea, Glenn M; Sadlier, Ross A 1999. A catalogue of the non-fossil amphibian and reptile type specimens in the collection of the Australian Museum: types currently, previously and purportedly present. TECHNICAL REPORTS OF THE AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM 15, 1999: 1-91 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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