Three new species of Ctenotus (Reptilia: Sauria: Scincidae) from the Kimberley region of Western Australia, with comments on the status of Ctenotus decaneurus yampiensiWA Museum Records and Supplements | Updated 2 years agoABSTRACT – Three new species of Ctenotus Storr, 1964 (Reptilia: Sauria: Scincidae), C. halysis sp. nov., C. mesotes sp. nov. and C. vagus sp. nov. are described. Previously confused with C. decaneurus Storr, 1970 or C. alacer Storr, 1970, C. halysis sp. nov. and C. vagus sp. nov. are members of the C. atlas species complex. Ctenotus mesotes sp. nov. was previously confused with C. tantillus Storr, 1975 and is a member of the C. schomburgkii species complex. The new taxa are terrestrial, occurring in woodland habitats on sandy soils in the Kimberley region of Western Australia and are distinguished from congeners by combinations of body patterns, mensural and meristic characteristics. Comments are provided on the taxonomic status of C. yampiensis Storr, 1975 which is considered, as in the original description, a subspecies of C. decaneurus. Redescriptions of C. d. decaneurus and C. d. yampiensis are provided. KEYWORDS: Ctenotus alacer, decaneurus, yampiensis, halysis, mesotes, tantillus, vagus, morphology, new species, Kimberley region, Western Australia Author(s) Paul Horner Volume Records 25 : Part 2 Article Published 2009 Page Number 181 DOI 10.18195/issn.0312-3162.25(2).2009.181-199 Three new species of Ctenotus (Reptilia: Sauria: Scincidae) from the Kimberley region of Western Australia, with comments on the Download 776.69 KB To request an accessible version of this pdf please email firstname.lastname@example.org View the discussion thread.