Ctenotus youngsoni STORR, 1975
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Ctenotus youngsoni?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Sphenomorphinae (Sphenomorphini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Shark Bay South-west Ctenotus|
|Synonym||Ctenotus youngsoni STORR 1975: 227|
Ctenotus youngsoni — COGGER 1983: 155
Ctenotus youngsoni — COGGER 2000: 450
Ctenotus youngsoni — WILSON & SWAN 2010
|Distribution||Australia (Western Australia)|
Type locality: Dirk Hartog Is., in 25° 50’ S, 113° 05’ E, W. A.
|Types||Holotype: WAM R42363|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: A large dark member of the C. labillardieri group with unbroken pale dorsolateral line; legs dark olive brown with or without blackish flecks or spots. Further distinguishable from C. lancelini by more numerous midbody scale rows (28-30, vs 24) (Storr 1978: 309).|
Description (based on holotype and single paratype): Snout-vent length (mm): 48, 51. Length of appendages (% SVL): foreleg 24, 28; hindleg 42, 45.
Nasals narrowly separated. Prefrontals narrowly separated. Supraoculars 4, first 2 in contact with frontal. Supraciliaries 7. Palpebrals 11,10. Second loreal 1.5 and 1.4 times as wide as long. Upper labials 8. Ear lobules 3, subacute, second largest. Nuchals 3. Midbody scale rows 28,30. Lamellae under fourth toe 23, 21.
Dorsal and lateral ground colour olive grey. Very broad ragged-edged blackish-brown laterodorsal stripe, obscurely spotted with ground colour, and extending back to proximal quarter of tail where it breaks up into a series of irregular spots. Pale olive dorsolateral line extending back to base of tail. Side of body spotted with blackish brown, spots tending to align vertically. Legs olive brown, spotted with blackish brown.”(Storr 1975: 227)
|Comment||Limb morphology: 5 digits, 5 toes (Singhal et al. 2018, Cogger 2014)|
|Etymology||Named after William Kenneth Youngson, an Australian zoologist.|