Ctenotus serventyi STORR, 1975
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Ctenotus serventyi?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Sphenomorphinae (Sphenomorphini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: North-western Sandy-loam Ctenotus|
|Synonym||Ctenotus serventyi STORR 1975: 233|
Ctenotus serventyi — COGGER 1983: 152
Ctenotus serventyi — COGGER 2000: 443
Ctenotus serventyi — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Ctenotus serventyi — SINGHAL et al. 2022
|Distribution||Australia (Western Australia)|
Type locality: Christmas Creek, 18° 53’ S, 124° 53’ E, W. A.
|Types||Holotype: WAM R46000|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: “A very small member of the leonhardii group with 5 dark stripes on back and white midlateral stripe extending forward to lores; nasals and prefrontals usually contiguous.” (Storr 1975: 233)|
Description: “Snout-vent length (mm): 31-57 (43.6). Length of appendages (% SVL): foreleg 23-33 (27.8), hindleg 39-53 (47.6), tail 201-254 (227).
Nasals contiguous (79% of specimens) or separated (usually narrowly). Prefrontals contiguous (75%) or narrowly separated. Supraoculars 4, first 3 in contact with frontal. Supraciliaries 6-9, usually 7, mean 7.1. Palpebrals 8-12 (9.8). Second loreal 0.9-1.6 (1.14) times as wide as high. Second pre-subocular small, often fused to first. Upper labials 8. Ear lobules 3-7 (4.6). Nuchals 1-5 (3.5). Midbody scale rows 24-28 (26.0). Lamellae under fourth toe 18-24 (21.2), compressed, each bearing a dark brown or black obtuse keel or narrow callus.
Dorsally pale brown, more reddish on head, more greenish or greyish on « back, more buffy on tail. Narrow black vertebral stripe from nape to base of tail, edged with brownish white. Narrow dark dorsal stripe between vertebral
and laterodorsal stripes, fading to pale brown with age. Narrow white dorso-lateral stripe from last supraocular to middle of tail or beyond. Upper lateral zone dark brown with 1 or 2 longitudinal series of brownish white dots or short dashes. Narrow whitish midlateral stripe from lores to proximal quarter of tail. Narrow lower lateral zone pale brown. Limbs pale brown, longitudinally striped with dark brown. Under surface lustrous white (under tail occasionally suffused with pink).” (Storr 1975: 233)
|Comment||Limb morphology: 5 digits, 5 toes (Singhal et al. 2018, Cogger 2014)|
Distribution: see map in Singhal et al. 2022: Fig. 2.
|Etymology||Named after Dr. Dominic Louis Serventy (1904-1988), an outstanding ornithologist, interested in all aspects of ornithology from biogeography and speciation to breeding seasons, and who had a long-term influence on conservation and government policies.|