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Western Pilbara lined ctenotus

Western Pilbara lined ctenotus (Ctenotus pallasotus)
Hamersley Range, Western Australia
Photo © Ray Lloyd
Ctenotus pallasotus - Doughty & Rabosky, 2017
Pronunciation  ten-OH-tus  
Etymology  Ctenotus: 'comb ear', refering to the comb-like projections at the ear opening.
pallasotus: "Derived from Greek pallaso meaning a besmattering of spots, and otus meaning ear, in reference to the scattered spots posterior to the ear opening that distinguish this species from C. duricola. Used as a noun in apposition." (Rabosky, Doughty & Huang 2017)
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"Occurs in the western Pilbara region of Western Australia, including the Hamersley Range and north to near Karratha and south to the Barlee Range in the Ashburton region. Also on the North West Cape, including Yardie Creek and Bullara Station." (Rabosky, Doughty & Huang 2017)

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Western Australia


"Found in a range of habitats from sand plains with spinifex, mulga and mallee woodlands on clay and rocky surfaces such as breakaways and the lower slopes of ridges." (Rabosky, Doughty & Huang 2017)

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