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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
SubspeciesCtenotus uber johnstonei STORR 1980
Ctenotus uber uber STORR 1969 
Common NamesE: Spotted Ctenotus 
SynonymCtenotus uber STORR 1969
Ctenotus uber — COGGER 2000: 449
Ctenotus uber — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Ctenotus uber — COGGER 2014: 527

Ctenotus uber johnstonei STORR 1980
Ctenotus uber johnstonei — STORR et al. 1999
Ctenotus uber johnstonei — COGGER 2014: 528 
DistributionAustralia (Western Australia)

uber: Western Australia

johnstonei: NE Western Australia, Northern Territory  
TypesHolotype: WAM R17654; Paratype AMS (AM) R90488 23 mi. S Yalgoo, WA (J.R. Ford, 22.xii.1965). Formerly WAM R26439; locality given as Gnows Nest by Storr.
Holotype: WAM R63277, collected by Messrs L.A. Smith and R.E. Johnstone on 21 April 1979 [johnstonei] 
CommentSee also Ctenotus schomburgkii. HUTCHINSON & DONELLAN (1999) elevated Ctenotus uber orientalis to full species status. According to these authors, STORR’s type series of uber orientalis is composite, containing orientalis, olympicus, and septenarius.

Limb morphology: 5 digits, 5 toes (Singhal et al. 2018, Cogger 2014) 
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp. - get paper here
  • 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
  • Greenbaum, E. 2000. Herpetofaunal observations in disparate habitats in south Sustralia, New South Wales, and queensland, Australia. Herpetological Bulletin (72): 6-16 - get paper here
  • Henle, Klaus 1996. Herpetological observations in Sturt National Park, northwestern New South Wales, with a comment on Ctenotus uber and C. astarte. Herpetofauna (Sydney) 26 (1): 12-25
  • Hutchinson,M.N. & DONNELLAN,S.C. 1999. Genetic variation and taxonomy of the lizards assigned to Ctenotus uber orientalis STORR (Squamata: Scincidae) with description of a new species. Rec. South Austral. Mus. 32 (2): 173-189 - get paper here
  • King M; Horner P; Fyfe G 1988. A new species of Ctenotus (Reptilia: Scincidae) from central Australia, and a key to the Ctenotus leonhardii species group. The Beagle 5 (1) : 147-153
  • 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
  • Storr G M 1969. The genus Ctenotus (Lacertilia: Scincidae) in the Eastern Division of Western Australia. J. Proc. Roy. Soc. West. Australia 51: 97-109
  • Storr G M 1970. The genus Ctenotus (Lacertilia: Scincidae) in the Northern Territory. J. Proc. Roy. Soc. West. Australia 52: 97-108
  • Storr G M 1980. A new Lerista and two new Ctenotus (Lacertilia: Scincidae) from Western Australia. Rec. West. Aust. Mus. 8 (3): 441-447 - get paper here
  • Storr, G. M. 1974. The genus Ctenotus (Lacertilia: Scincidae) in the South-west and Eucla Divisions of Western Australia. J R. Soc. West. Aust. 56: 86-93 [1973]
  • Storr, G. M.; L. A. Smith, and R. E. Johnstone 1999. Lizards of Western Australia. I. Skinks. Revised Edition. Western Australian Museum
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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