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Southern mallee ctenotus

southern mallee ctenotus (Ctenotus atlas)
Kimba, South Australia
Photo © David Fischer
Ctenotus atlas - Storr, 1969
Pronunciation  ten-OH-tus   AT-lass
Etymology  Ctenotus: 'comb ear', refering to the comb-like projections at the ear opening.
atlas: after Atlas, mythological Greek figure who supported the heavens. Also an allusion to the type locality, Atley, Western Australia.1
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 7 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Pilbara records need verification.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia


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