Ctenotus labillardieri (DUMÉRIL & BIBRON, 1839)
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|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Common South-west Ctenotus|
|Synonym||Tiliqua labillardi GRAY 1838 (nomen nudum)|
Lygosoma labillardieri DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 731
Hinulia greyii GRAY 1845: 76
Lygosoma (Sphenomorphus) labillardiri [sic] — SMITH 1937: 220
Lygosoma (Sphenomorphus) labillardieri — FORD 1963
Sphenomorphus labillardieri — LIGHT et al. 1966
Ctenotus labillardieri — COGGER 1983: 148
Ctenotus labillardieri — COGGER 2000: 430
Ctenotus labillardieri — WILSON & SWAN 2010
|Distribution||Australia (Western Australia)|
Type locality: Australia and Waigeo (as Waigieu) and Rawack Ils., Indonesia
|Types||Syntypes: MNHN-RA 2980 (3 specimens), New Holland, collected Péron & Lesueur; 2981 (2934), 2981A, New Holland, collected Labillardière; 7117 (2932), 7117A, New Holland, collected Quoy & Gaimard (Roux-Estève 1979). Syntypes: MNHN-RA 1994.1247 (formerly 2980A) and MNHN-RA 1994.1248 (formerly MNHN-RA 2980B) not indicated a types in MNHN catalogue, cited as "type" by Roux-Estève (1979).|
Holotype: BMNH 1946. 8. 19. 57, from Swan River, W. A. [Hinulia greyii]
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. A member of the labillardieri group with reddish legs heavily marked with black. Further distinguishable from gemmula, delli and catenifer by the white dorsolateral line con tinuous ii.e. not broken into a series of short dashes) (Storr 1974: 90).|
Description. Snout-vent length (mm): 25-76 (55.6). Length of appendages (% SVL): tail 142-213 (184); foreleg 20-31 (25.0); hindleg 31-51 (39.4). Nasals separated (very rarely in short con tact). Prefrontals separated (rarely in short contact). Supraoculars 4, first 2 (occasionally 3) in contact with frontal. Supraciliaries 6-9 (7.0). Palpebrals 7-12 (9.6). Second loreal 1.0-2.3 (1.54) times as wide as high. Upper labials 7 or 8 (7.4). Ear lobules 2-6 (3.8), obtuse or subacute. Nuchals 3 or 4 (occasionally 2 or 5, very rarely 6, mean 3.5). Midbody scale rows 24-31 (27.4). Lamellae under fourth toe 20-30 (24.5), each with a dark wide callus. Coloration in northern Darling Range.—Dor sum brown or olive, without pattern except for narrow black laterodorsal stripe from brow to base of tail (on which it becomes increasingly broken). White dorsolateral line from brow to tail. Black upper lateral zone usually immacu late, extending as a stripe forward through orbit nearly to tip of snout and backward nearly to end of tail. White midlateral stripe from upper lip to distal quarter of tail. Lower lateral zone blackish, enclosing a white ventrolateral stripe. Legs reddish brown, heavily blotched or streaked with black. Abdomen yellow. Coloration on Bald Island.— Dorsal ground colour olive. Black ragged-edged vertebral stripe usually present. Black laterodorsal stripe very wide, ragged edged, and enclosing a series of small white spots. White dorsolateral line not so straight as in northern specimens. Black upper lateral zone with 1-3 series of white dots. White midlateral stripe wavy, sometimes broken. Lower lateral zone blackish, irregularly spotted or variegated with white (Storr 1974: 90).
|Comment||Synonymy after COGGER 1983.|
Limb morphology: 5 digits, 5 toes (Singhal et al. 2018, Cogger 2014)
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