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Shark Bay heath dragon

Shark Bay heath dragon (Ctenophorus butleri)
Dirk Hartog Island, Western Australia
Photo © Ray Lloyd
Ctenophorus butleri - (Storr, 1977)
Pronunciation  ten-OFF-or-uss   BUTT-lerr-ee
Etymology  Ctenophorus: 'comb-bearer', refering to the comb-like scales around the eyes.
butleri: "This subspecies is named after Mr and Mrs W.H. Butler, whose generous grant to the Western Australian Museum enabled us to carry out a herpetofaunal survey of Edel Land and other parts of the Shark Bay region". (Storr 1977)
Other names  Ctenophorus butlerorum 
 
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 4.5 cm
Reproduction
Oviparous
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos

Range

Found on Dirk Hartog Island and the adjacent Edel Land Peninsula near Shark Bay, Western Australia. Isolated records further south along the coast to Kalbarri.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Western Australia

Habitat

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