Search AROD:
AROD > Reptiles / Squamata / Scincidae / Ctenotus / Western Pilbara lined ctenotus

<- Ctenotus pallescens ->   <- Ctenotus orientalis ->  

Western Pilbara lined ctenotus

Western Pilbara lined ctenotus (Ctenotus pallasotus)
Hamersley Range, Western Australia
Photo © Ray Lloyd
Ctenotus pallasotus - Doughty & Rabosky, 2017
Pronunciation  ten-OH-tus  
Etymology  Ctenotus: 'comb ear', refering to the comb-like projections at the ear opening.
pallasotus: "Derived from Greek pallaso meaning a besmattering of spots, and otus meaning ear, in reference to the scattered spots posterior to the ear opening that distinguish this species from C. duricola. Used as a noun in apposition." (Rabosky, Doughty & Huang 2017)
Other names   
 
Snout-to-vent length
Reproduction
Oviparous
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos

Range

"Occurs in the western Pilbara region of Western Australia, including the Hamersley Range and north to near Karratha and south to the Barlee Range in the Ashburton region. Also on the North West Cape, including Yardie Creek and Bullara Station." (Rabosky, Doughty & Huang 2017)

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Western Australia

Habitat

"Found in a range of habitats from sand plains with spinifex, mulga and mallee woodlands on clay and rocky surfaces such as breakaways and the lower slopes of ridges." (Rabosky, Doughty & Huang 2017)

Notes and disclaimer
This information may not be complete. While all care is taken to ensure the accuracy of the information in this page, primary sources should always be consulted for definitive information. Animals have an endearing habit of disobeying the rules, so the information on this page should be interpreted with a degree of flexibility.
The author and site operator accepts no responsibility for any losses or damages incurred through using this web site or the information contained herein. Don't get bitten by anything!
This page may be cited as:
  Ctenotus pallasotus at the Australian Reptile Online Database. Last updated 2017-08-18 13:36:48.
  Retrieved from http://arod.com.au/arod/?species=Ctenotus+pallasotus on the 23rd of September, 2017.
Before citing information contained in AROD, please read our Citing AROD page.

Copyright notice
This page, its content and layout are copyright © 2007-2017 Stewart Macdonald / Ug Media, unless otherwise stated.
All photographs in The Australian Reptile Online Database are © the photographer and may not be reproduced in any form without the express written consent of the photographer.
No part of The Australian Reptile Online Database may be reproduced without written permission from Stewart Macdonald.
Home
AROD | Reptile Info | About | Contact | In the wild | Reviews