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Kimberley lined ctenotus

Kimberley lined ctenotus (Ctenotus rhabdotus)
Central Kimberley, Western Australia
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Ctenotus rhabdotus - Rabosky & Doughty, 2017
Pronunciation  ten-OH-tus  
Etymology  Ctenotus: 'comb ear', refering to the comb-like projections at the ear opening.
rhabdotus: "The specific name rhabdotus is derived from the Greek rhabdos for lined, in reference to the long thin pale lines on a dark background color in this species." (Rabosky, Doughty & Huang 2017)
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


"In Western Australia it occurs throughout the semi-arid southern Kimberley region including Windjana Gorge, Mornington Station, Fitzroy Crossing, Cockburn Range and Kununurra, in the north-western Great Sandy Desert including Purnululu National Park and Balgo Hills, and in the northern Tanami Desert including the Victoria River region of the Northern Territory." (Rabosky, Doughty & Huang 2017)

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Western Australia, Northern Territory


"Collection notes with specimens indicate occurrence on sandy plains to clay on limestone to rocky outcrops with spinifex cover, and also including eucalyptus (e.g. Eucalpytus collin) and acacia in open tropical woodlands." (Rabosky, Doughty & Huang 2017)

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