Ctenotus lancelini FORD, 1969
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Ctenotus lancelini?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Sphenomorphinae (Sphenomorphini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Lancelin South-west Ctenotus|
|Synonym||Ctenotus labillardieri lancelini FORD 1969|
Ctenotus lancelini — COGGER 1983: 148
Ctenotus lancelini — COGGER 2000: 432
Ctenotus lancelini — WILSON & SWAN 2010
|Distribution||Australia (Western Australia(Lancelin Island),)|
Type locality: Lancelin Is., W. A.
|Types||Holotype: WAM R18872|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: A large pale member of the labillardieri group with yellow legs streaked with blackish brown (Storr 1974: 90).|
Description. Snout-vent length (mm): 68-80 (75.7). Length of appendages (% SVL): tail 189-194 (192), foreleg 20-23 (20.8), hindleg 32-38 (33.4). Nasals separated (usually narrowly). Pre frontals narrowly separated. Supraoculars 4, first 2 (3 in one specimen) in contact with frontal. Supraciliaries 7 or 8 (7.4). Palpebrals 11-13 (11.4). Second loreal 1.4-1.8 (1.62) times as wide as high. Upper labials 8. Ear lobules 3 or 4 (3.4), subacute or obtuse, second the largest. Nuchals 3 or 4 (3.4). Midbody scale rows 24. Lamellae under fourth toe 22-24 (23.0), each bearing a wide callus. Dorsally pale brown, irregularly marked with dark brown (markings tending to orientate longi tudinally). Poorly defined blackish brown laterodorsal stripe from temples to base of tail, enclosing an irregular series of pale spots. White dorsolateral line from orbit to base of tail. Blackish upper lateral zone enclosing an irregu lar series of whitish spots and short dashes. White midlateral stripe from ear aperature to base of tail. Dark brown lower lateral zone variably marked with white, including in one specimen a ventrolateral stripe (Storr 1974: 90).
|Comment||Limb morphology: 5 digits, 5 toes (Singhal et al. 2018, Cogger 2014)|
Conservation: this is one of the most-threatened reptile species in Australia (Geyle et al. 2021).
|Etymology||Named after the type locality.|