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Eastern Pilbara lined ctenotus

Eastern Pilbara lined ctenotus (Ctenotus duricola)
Gorge Range, Western Australia
Photo © Ray Lloyd
Ctenotus duricola - Storr, 1975
Pronunciation  ten-OH-tus   dur-ee-KOHL-ah
Etymology  Ctenotus: 'comb ear', refering to the comb-like projections at the ear opening.
duricola: "The specific name is from the Latin durus, meaning hard, and the suffix -cola, meaning to inhabit, in reference to this species occurrence and presumed preference for the hard surfaces of the Pilbara region." (Rabosky, Doughty & Huang 2017)
Other names  Pilbara ctenotus
Ctenotus piankai duricola 
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 6 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


"Eastern Pilbara region of Western Australia. North and west to near Whim Creek, south to Newman and east to Woodie Woodie mine." (Rabosky, Doughty & Huang 2017)

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Western Australia


"Occurs on rocky slopes with spinifex and associated colluvial surfaces in the Pilbara, including mulga woodlands." (Rabosky, Doughty & Huang 2017)

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