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Ctenotus maryani APLIN & ADAMS, 1998

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae (Sphenomorphini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Maryan's Ctenotus 
SynonymCtenotus maryani APLIN & ADAMS 1998
Ctenotus maryani — COGGER 2000: 751
Ctenotus maryani — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (Western Australia)

Type locality: Biological Survey quadrat MR2, 5.6 km W of Mardathuna Homestead, WA, in 24° 26' 36" S, 114 30' 43" E  
TypesHolotype: WAM R126761 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A medium-sized Ctenotus with pattern ‘simple’, comprising eight to ten pale stripes on a dark-brown to reddish-brown ground colour; body with 26-28 midbody scale rows; digits of manus and pes with keeled and weakly mucronate subdigital lamellae, 14-17 on manal digit III and 24-26 on pedal digit IV; ear lobules triangular, numerous and subequal; dorsal and lateral pattern terminating on neck, dorsum and temporal region of head with indistinct, irregular mottling only; legs with irregular and poorly-developed reticulum. 
CommentLimb morphology: 5 digits, 5 toes (Singhal et al. 2018, Cogger 2014) 
EtymologyNamed for Mr. Brad Maryan, "irrepressible enthusiast of the Australian herpetofauna". Similar to C. iapetus. 
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  • 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
  • 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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