Ctenotus tantillus STORR, 1975
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Ctenotus tantillus?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Sphenomorphinae (Sphenomorphini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Kimberley Wedge-snout Ctenotus|
|Synonym||Ctenotus tantillus STORR 1975: 242|
Ctenotus tantillus — COGGER 1983: 154
Ctenotus tantillus — COGGER 2000: 449
Ctenotus tantillus — WILSON & SWAN 2010
|Distribution||Australia (Northern Territory,Western Australia)|
Type locality: Kununurra, in 15° 42’ S, 128° 42’ E, W. A.
|Types||Holotype: WAM R45567|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: “A member of the schomburgkii group, most like C. pallescens of Northern Territory and C. schomburgkii but distinguishable from both species by its contiguous nasals.” (Storr 1975: 242)|
Description: “Snout-vent length (mm): 32-45 (37.2). Length of appendages (% SVL): foreleg 26-30 (27.9), hindleg 39-50 (44.5), tai1148-241 (194).
Nasals forming a short to moderately long median suture. Prefrontals separated. Suoraoculars 4, with first 3 contacting frontal (5 with 4 in one specimen). Supraciliaries usually 7, occasionally 6, mean 6.9. Palpebrals 8-10 (9.2). Second loreal 1.0-1.7 -(1.43) times as wide as high. Upper labials usually 7, occasionally 8, mean 7.1. Ear lobules 1-4 (2.5), obtuse, first much the largest. Nuchals 2-5 (3.8). Midbody scale rows 26-30 (27.9). Lamellae under fourth toe 18-23 (20.4), compressed, finely keeled.
Back pale green with or without a dark vertebral and (on each side) dorsal and laterodorsal line. White dorsolateral line, sometimes broken into a series of short dashes. Upper lateral zone black or dark brown, enclosing a series of whitish dots or spots of variable distinctness. White midlateral stripe variable, e.g. it may be well-developed and extending to lores, faint, broken into a series of short dashes, or completely absent. Under surface glossy white.” (Storr 1975: 242)
|Comment||Limb morphology: 5 digits, 5 toes (Singhal et al. 2018, Cogger 2014)|