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Crack-dwelling ctenotus

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Ctenotus rimacola - Horner & Fisher, 1998
Pronunciation  ten-OH-tus   RIMM-ah-KOHL-ah
Etymology  Ctenotus: 'comb ear', refering to the comb-like projections at the ear opening.
rimacola: "The epithet rimacola is a combination of the Latin rima (cleft or fissure) and cola (dwelling in) and refers to the distinctive, deeply cracking clay soils which this species inhabits. Camptris is derived from the Latin campus (field or plain) and -tris (where or place for) and also refers to the black-soil plains which this subspecies inhabits."1
Other names  Ctenotus rimacolus 
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 9.5 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Found in the following Australian states/territories

Northern Territory, Western Australia


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