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Clay-soil ctenotus

clay-soil ctenotus (Ctenotus helenae)
Simpson Desert, Queensland
Photo © Henry Cook
Ctenotus helenae - Storr, 1969
Pronunciation  ten-OH-tus   hell'-en-ee
Etymology  Ctenotus: 'comb ear', refering to the comb-like projections at the ear opening.
helenae: after Helen Pianka, American naturalist and wife of Eric Pianka.
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 9.5 cm
Clutch size
Average: 4
Range: 1 - 6
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


South-western Qld, southern NT, west across the middle two-thirds of WA.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Northern Territory, South Australia, Western Australia


Arid and semi-arid habitats, normally with spinifex.

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