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Leopard ctenotus

leopard ctenotus (Ctenotus pantherinus)
Alpha, Queensland
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Ctenotus pantherinus - (Peters, 1866)
Pronunciation  ten-OH-tus  
Etymology  Ctenotus: 'comb ear', refering to the comb-like projections at the ear opening.
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 10 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Ctenotus pantherinus pantherinus - South-west Western Australia.
Ctenotus pantherinus acripes - Barrow Island, WA. Eastern NT to central Qld. Population at Alton National Park, Qld, might be isolated.
Ctenotus pantherinus calx - Kimberley, WA.
Ctenotus pantherinus ocellifer - Southern Kimberley, Pilbara, Great Victoria Desert, southern NT, northern SA.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia


Arid and semi-arid areas of western and inland Australia. Associated with low ground cover, particularly spinifex.

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