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Taxonomy of the family Scincidae
Bibliography of the genus Ctenotus
Biodiversity of the family Scincidae








Genus
Ctenotus

Australian Comb-eared Skinks, (Striped Skinks, Ctenotuses)

Kammohrenskinke*

Australske Kamøreskinker*

1964 Ctenotus Storr (type species: Lacerta taeniolata White (ex Shaw) 1790)
1984 Kommosagogus Wells & Wellington (type species: Lygosoma labillardieri Dumeril & Bibron 1839; syn. Cogger 1996)
1984 Magnuscincus Wells & Wellington (type species: Lygosoma pantherinum Peters 1866; syn. Cogger 1996)
1984 Minervascincus Wells & Wellington (type species: Tiliqua essingtonii Gray 1842; syn. Cogger 1996)
1984 Tantaloscincus Wells & Wellington (type species: Lygosoma schomburgkii Peters 1863; syn. Cogger 1996)
Contents: 101 species, of which 99 (98.0%) are endemic.
Remarks: Previously included in Lygosoma and, more recently, Sphenomorphus. Only a single species (spaldingi) reaches New Guinea. The "English" common name "Ctenotus" (adopted from the scientific name of the genus) is sometimes used for members of this genus, however, it is herein replaced by "Comb-eared Skink" (or simply "Skink", depending on species).
Distribution: Australia, New Guinea.
Reported from: Australia (Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland [incl. Fraser Island, Torres Strait Islands], South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia), Indonesia (Western New Guinea), Papua New Guinea (Eastern New Guinea).

Ctenotus agrestis

Brendallan Grassland Comb-eared Skink*, Grassplains Comb-eared Skink

Brendallan-Kammohrenskink*

Brendallan-kamøreskink*

1995 Ctenotus agrestis Wilson & Couper

Distribution: Australia (Queensland).


Ctenotus alacer

Lively Comb-eared Skink

Lebhafter Kammohrenskink*

Livlig Kamøreskink*

1970 Ctenotus alacer Storr

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia).


Ctenotus alleni

Ajana Comb-eared Skink, Plain-backed Sandplain Skink

Ajana-Kammohrenskink*

Ajana-kamøreskink*

1974 Ctenotus alleni Storr
Tantaloscincus alleni Wells & Wellington 1984

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Ctenotus allotropis

Brown-blazed Wedge-snouted Skink

Bläß-Keilschnauzenskink*

Blisset Kilesnudeskink*

1981 Ctenotus allotropis Storr
Tantaloscincus allotropis Wells & Wellington 1984

Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Queensland).


Ctenotus angusticeps

Airlie Island Skink*, Airlie Island Ctenotus

Airlie-Island-Kammohrenskink*

Airlie Island-kamøreskink*

1988 Ctenotus angusticeps Storr

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Ctenotus aphrodite

Oorida Comb-eared Skink*, (Aphrodite's Comb-eared Skink)

Oorida-Kammohrenskink*

Oorida-kamøreskink*

1990 Ctenotus aphrodite Ingram & Czechura

Remarks: Status uncertain. Sometimes considered a synonym of septenarius (e.g., Wilson & Swan 2010).
Distribution: Australia (Queensland).


Ctenotus arcanus

Arcane Striped Skink

Arcane-Kammohrenskink*

Arcane-kamøreskink*

1982 Ctenotus arcanus Czechura & Wombey
Minervascincus arcanus Wells & Wellington 1984

Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Queensland [incl. Fraser Island]).


Ctenotus ariadnae

Pin-striped Comb-eared Skink, (Ariadna’s Comb-eared Skink)

Nadelstreifen-Kammohrenskink*

Nålestribet Kamøreskink*

1969 Ctenotus ariadnae Storr

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia).


Ctenotus arnhemensis

Arnhem Land Comb-eared Skink*, Jabiluka Comb-eared Skink

Arnhemland-Kammohrenskink*

Arnhemland-kamøreskink*

1981 Ctenotus arnhemensis Storr
Minervascincus arnhemensis Wells & Wellington 1984

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory).


Ctenotus astarte

Stony Downs Skink, Ashy Downs Skink

Stony-Downs-Kammohrenskink*

Stony Downs-kamøreskink*

1986 Ctenotus astarte Czechura

Distribution: Australia (Queensland, South Australia).


Ctenotus astictus

Numbulwar Unspotted Comb-eared Skink*, Elegant Comb-eared Skink

Numbulwar-Kammohrenskink*

Numbulwar-kamøreskink*

1995 Ctenotus astictus Horner

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory).


Ctenotus atlas

Southern Mallee Skink, Southern Spinifex Comb-eared Skink

Südlicher Mallee-Kammohrenskink*

Sydlig Mallee-kamøreskink*

1969 Ctenotus atlas Storr

Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia).


Ctenotus australis

Western Limestone Skink, West Coast Long-tailed Skink

Westaustralischer Kammohrenskink*

Vestaustralsk Kamøreskink*

1838 Tiliqua australis Gray
Lygosoma australis Smith 1937
Sphenomorphus australis Mittleman 1952
Ctenotus australis Storr 1964*
Minervascincus australis Wells & Wellington 1984
1839 Lygosoma lesueurii Duméril & Bibron (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)
Ctenotus lesueurii Storr 1964*

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Ctenotus brevipes

Short-footed Comb-eared Skink*

Kurzfuß-Kammohrenskink*

Kortfodet Kamøreskink*

1981 Ctenotus essingtonii brevipes Storr
Minervascincus brevipes Wells & Wellington 1984
Ctenotus brevipes Horner 2007

Distribution: Australia (Queensland).


Ctenotus brooksi

Centralian Wedge-snouted Skink, Sandhill Comb-eared Skink, Brooks' Comb-eared Skink

Zentralaustralischer Keilschnauzenskink*

Centralaustralsk Kilesnudeskink*

1933 Sphenomorphus leae brooksi Loveridge
Lygosoma leae brooksi Loveridge 1934
Ctenotus brooksi Storr 1971
Tantaloscincus brooksi Wells & Wellington 1984

Remarks: Previously included taeniatus. Records from New South Wales refer to taeniatus (Sass 2011).
Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, South Australia, Western Australia).


Ctenotus burbidgei

Plain-backed Kimberley Comb-eared Skink*

Braunrückiger Kimberley-Kammohrenskink*

Brunrygget Kimberley-kamøreskink*

1975 Ctenotus mastigura burbidgei Storr
Ctenotus burbidgei Storr, Smith & Johnstone 1981
Minervascincus burbidgei Wells & Wellington 1984

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Ctenotus calurus

Blue-tailed Fine-snouted Skink, Blue-tailed Comb-eared Skink

Blauschwanz-Kammohrenskink*

Blåhalet Kamøreskink*

1969 Ctenotus calurus Storr

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia).


Ctenotus capricorni

Capricorn Comb-eared Skink

Capricorn-Kammohrenskink*

Capricorn-kamøreskink*

1981 Ctenotus capricorni Storr
Minervascincus capricorni Wells & Wellington 1984
1985 Minervascincus janetae Wells & Wellington (Shea & Sadlier 1999)

Distribution: Australia (Queensland).


Ctenotus catenifer

Chain-striped Southwestern Skink, Chain-striped Heath Skink

Kettenband-Kammohrenskink*

Kædestribet Kamøreskink*

1974 Ctenotus catenifer Storr
Kommosagogus catenifer Wells & Wellington 1984
1985 Kommosagogus hickmani Wells & Wellington (tentative synonymy)

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Ctenotus coggeri

Brown-backed Comb-eared Skink, (Cogger's Comb-eared Skink)

Sandstein-Kammohrenskink*

Sandstens-kamøreskink*

1985 Ctenotus coggeri Sadlier

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory).


Ctenotus colletti

Buff-tailed Fine-snouted Skink

Gelbschwänziger Kleinschnauzenskink*

Gulhalet Finsnudeskink*

1896 Lygosoma colletti Boulenger
Sphenomorphus colletti Mittleman 1952
Ctenotus colletti Storr 1964*

Remarks: Previously included three subspecies (colletti, nasutus, rufescens), now regarded as separate species (see Storr 1990).
Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Ctenotus decaneurus

Ten-lined Striped Skink, Ten-lined Comb-eared Skink

Zehnstreifiger Kammohrenskink*

Tistribet Kamøreskink*

1970 Ctenotus decaneurus Storr
1975 Ctenotus decaneurus yampiensis Storr (Horner 2009)
Ctenotus yampiensis Wells & Wellington 1984

Other common names:
yampiensis: Yampi Comb-eared Skink
Remarks: Cogger (2014) did not mention the presence of decaneurus in Queensland.
Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia).


Ctenotus delli

Darling Range Heath Skink, Darling Range Southwestern Skink, (Dell's Comb-eared Skink)

Darling-Range-Kammohrenskink*

Darling Range-kamøreskink*

1974 Ctenotus delli Storr
Kommosagogus delli Wells & Wellington 1984

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Ctenotus duricola

Eastern Pilbara Lined Comb-eared Skink, Duricola Comb-eared Skink

Östlicher Pilbara-Kammohrenskink

Østlig Pilbara-kamøreskink*

1975 Ctenotus piankai duricola Storr
Ctenotus duricola Wells & Wellington 1984

Remarks: Now restricted to the eastern Pilbara region (Rabosky, Doughty & Huang 2017). Previously included the populations now assigned to pallasotus.
Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Ctenotus dux

Narrow-lined Comb-eared Skink, Fine Side-lined Skink, Chief Comb-eared Skink

Schmalstreifiger Kammohrenskink*

Smalstribet Kamøreskink*

1969 Ctenotus dux Storr

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia).


Ctenotus ehmanni

Brown-tailed Fine-snouted Skink, (Ehmann's Comb-eared Skink)

Braunschwänziger Kleinschnauzenskink*

Brunhalet Finsnudeskink*

1985 Ctenotus ehmanni Storr

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Ctenotus essingtonii

Port Essington Striped Skink, Port Essington Comb-eared Skink, Lowlands Plain-backed Skink

Port-Essington-Kammohrenskink*

Port Essington-kamøreskink*

1842 Tiliqua essingtonii Gray
Lygosoma essingtonii Peters & Doria 1878
Sphenomorphus essingtonii Mittleman 1952
Ctenotus essingtonii Storr 1964*
Minervascincus essingtonii Wells & Wellington 1984
1981 Ctenotus essingtonii brevipes Storr

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory).


Ctenotus euclae

Bight Wedge-snouted Skink, (Nullarbor Comb-eared Skink)

Südaustralischer Keilschnauzenskink*

Sydaustralsk Kilesnudeskink*

1971 Ctenotus brooksi euclae Storr
Tantaloscincus euclae Wells & Wellington 1984
Ctenotus euclae Hutchinson, Adams & Fricker 2006

Distribution: Australia (South Australia, Western Australia).


Ctenotus eurydice

Eurydice Striped Skink, Brown-backed Yellow-lined Skink

Braunrückiger Gelbstreifenskink*

Brunrygget Gulstribeskink*

1982 Ctenotus eurydice Czechura & Wombey

Remarks: Regarded as a synonym of taeniolatus by Swan, Shea & Sadlier (2004), but as a valid species by Wilson & Swan (2010).
Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Queensland).


Ctenotus eutaenius

Black-backed Yellow-lined Skink

Schwarzrückiger Gelbstreifenskink*

Sortrygget Gulstribeskink*

1981 Ctenotus eutaenius Storr

Distribution: Australia (Queensland).


Ctenotus gagudju

Kakadu Comb-eared Skink*, Magela Comb-eared Skink

Kakadu-Kammohrenskink*

Kakadu-kamøreskink*

1985 Ctenotus gagudju Sadlier, Wombey & Braithwaite

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory).


Ctenotus gemmula

Jewelled Comb-eared Skink*, Jewelled Sandplain Skink, Jewelled West Coast Skink, Jewelled Southwest Skink, (Jewelled Skink)

Juwel-Kammohrenskink*

Juvel-kamøreskink*

1974 Ctenotus gemmula Storr
Kommosagogus gemmula Wells & Wellington 1984

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Ctenotus grandis

Giant Comb-eared Skink, Giant Desert Comb-eared Skink, Grand Comb-eared Skink

Großer Kammohrenskink*

Stor Kamøreskink*

1969 Ctenotus grandis Storr
Minervascincus grandis Wells & Wellington 1984
1980 Ctenotus grandis titan Storr
Minervascincus titan Wells & Wellington 1984

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, South Australia, Western Australia).


Ctenotus greeri

Spotted-necked Comb-eared Skink, (Greer's Comb-eared Skink

Fleckenhals-Kammohrenskink*

Plethalset Kamøreskink*

1979 Ctenotus greeri Storr
Tantaloscincus greeri Wells & Wellington 1984

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, South Australia, Western Australia).


Ctenotus halysis

Chained Comb-eared Skink

Ketten-Kammohrenskink*

Kæde-kamøreskink*

2009 Ctenotus halysis Horner

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Ctenotus hanloni

Nimble Comb-eared Skink, (Hanlon's Comb-eared Skink)

Gewandter Kammohrenskink*

Væver Kamøreskink*

1980 Ctenotus hanloni Storr
Minervascincus hanloni Wells & Wellington 1984

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, South Australia, Western Australia).


Ctenotus hebetior

Stout Striped Skink

Fünfstreifiger Kammohrenskink*

Femstribet Kamøreskink*

1978 Ctenotus hebetior Storr
Tantaloscincus hebetior Wells & Wellington 1984
1981 Ctenotus hebetior schuettleri Börner
Tantaloscincus schuettleri Wells & Wellington 1984

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland).


Ctenotus hilli

Top End Lowlands Skink, (Hill's Striped Skink)

Top-End-Kammohrenskink*

Top End-kamøreskink*

1970 Ctenotus hilli Storr
Minervascincus hilli Wells & Wellington 1984

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory).


Ctenotus iapetus

Northwest Cape Comb-eared Skink*, Titan Comb-eared Skink

Nordwestlicher Cape-York-Kammohrenskink*

Nordvestlig Cape York-kamøreskink*

1975 Ctenotus quattuordecimlineatus iapetus Storr
Ctenotus iapetus Wells & Wellington 1984

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Ctenotus impar

Southwestern Odd-striped Skink*, Odd-striped Comb-eared Skink

Elfstreifiger Kammohrenskink*

Ellevestribet Kamøreskink*

1969 Ctenotus impar Storr

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Ctenotus ingrami

Unspotted Yellow-sided Skink

Gelbseitiger Kammohrenskink*

Gulsidet Kamøreskink*

1982 Ctenotus ingrami Czechura & Wombey

Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Queensland).


Ctenotus inornatus

Bar-shouldered Comb-eared Skink, Plain Striped Skink, Plain Comb-eared Skink

Schmuckloser Kammohrenskink*

Prydløs Kamøreskink*

1845 Hinulia inornata Gray
Lygosoma lesueurii inornatum Boulenger 1887
Sphenomorphus inornatus Mittleman 1952
Ctenotus inornatus Storr 1964*
Minervascincus inornatus Wells & Wellington 1984
1952 Lygosoma lesueurii concolor Glauert [not Lygosoma bipes concolor Werner 1910] (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983 [syn. of helenae])
Ctenotus concolor Storr 1964*
1969 Ctenotus helenae Storr (Rabosky, Hutchinson, Donnellan, Talaba & Lovette 2014)
Minervascincus helenae Wells & Wellington 1984
1969 Ctenotus severus Storr (Rabosky, Hutchinson, Donnellan, Talaba & Lovette 2014)
Minervascincus severus Wells & Wellington 1984
1970 Ctenotus saxatilis Storr (Rabosky, Hutchinson, Donnellan, Talaba & Lovette 2014)
Minervascincus saxatilis Wells & Wellington 1984
1971 Ctenotus brachyonyx Storr (Rabosky, Hutchinson, Donnellan, Talaba & Lovette 2014)
Minervascincus brachyonyx Wells & Wellington 1984
1974 Ctenotus fallens Storr (Rabosky, Hutchinson, Donnellan, Talaba & Lovette 2014)
Minervascincus fallens Wells & Wellington 1984
1984 Minervascincus sutherlandi Wells & Wellington [substitute name for Lygosoma lesueurii concolor Glauert 1952]
1985 Minervascincus borroloola Wells & Wellington (Shea & Sadlier 1999 [syn. of helenae])

Other common names:
brachyonyx: Murray Striped Skink, Short-clawed Comb-eared Skink, Brown Comb-eared Skink
fallens: West Coast Laterite Skink*, West Coast Laterite Skink, West Coast Comb-eared Skink
helenae: Clay-soil Comb-eared Skink, Dusky Comb-eared Skink, (Helen's Comb-eared Skink)
saxatilis: Rock Striped Skink, Centralian Comb-eared Skink, Stony-soil Comb-eared Skink
severus: Stern Rock Comb-eared Skink, Stern Comb-eared Skink
Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia).


Ctenotus joanae

Black Soil Comb-eared Skink

Schwarzerde-Kammohrenskink*

Sortjords-kamøreskink*

1970 Ctenotus joanae Storr
Tantaloscincus joanae Wells & Wellington 1984
Minervascincus joanae Wells & Wellington 1985

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia).


Ctenotus kurnbudj

Alligator River Comb-eared Skink, Kurnbudj Comb-eared Skink

Alligator-River-Kammohrenskink*

Alligator River-kamøreskink*

1985 Ctenotus kurnbudj Sadlier, Wombey & Braithwaite

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory).


Ctenotus labillardieri

Red-legged Skink, Common Southwestern Comb-eared Skink, (Labillardier's Striped Skink)

Rotbeiniger Kammohrenskink*

Rødbenet Kamøreskink*

1839 Lygosoma labillardieri Dumeril & Bibron
Sphenomorphus labillardierii Mittleman 1952
Ctenotus labillardieri Cogger 1975
Kommosagogus labillardieri Wells & Wellington 1984
1845 Hinulia greyii Gray (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)
Ctenotus greyii Storr 1964*

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Ctenotus lancelini

Lancelin Island Skink, Lancelin Island Striped Skink, Lancelin Southwestern Skink, Lancelin Comb-eared Skink

Lancelin-Kammohrenskink*

Lancelin-kamøreskink*

1969 Ctenotus labillardieri lancelini Ford
Ctenotus lancelini Cogger 1975
Kommosagogus lancelini Wells & Wellington 1984

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Ctenotus lateralis

Gravelly-soil Comb-eared Skink

Mount-Isa-Kammohrenskink*

Mount Isa-kamøreskink*

1978 Ctenotus lateralis Storr
Minervascincus lateralis Wells & Wellington 1984

Distribution: Australia (Queensland).


Ctenotus leae

Orange-tailed Fine-snouted Skink, CentralianComb-eared Skink, (Lea's Comb-eared Skink)

Orangeschwänzige Kleinschnauzenskink*

Orangehalet Finsnudeskink*

1887 Lygosoma leae Boulenger
Sphenomorphus leae Mittleman 1952
Ctenotus leae Storr 1964*

Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia).


Ctenotus leonhardii

Common Desert Comb-eared Skink, (Leonhard’s Comb-eared Skink)

Gewöhnlicher Wüsten-Kammohrenskink*

Almindelig Ørken-kamøreskink*

1919 Lygosoma leonhardii Sternfeld
Sphenomorphus leonhardii Mittleman 1952
Ctenotus leonhardii Storr 1964*
Tantaloscincus leonhardii Wells & Wellington 1984
1905 Lygosoma taeniolatum maculata Rosén [not Lygosoma maculatum Blyth 1853] (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)
1984 Tantaloscincus biggsi Wells & Wellington [substitute name for Lygosoma taeniolatum maculata Rosén 1905]

Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia).


Ctenotus maryani

Mardathuna Comb-eared Skink*, (Maryan's Comb-eared Skink)

Mardathuna-Kammohrenskink*

Mardathuna-kamøreskink*

1998 Ctenotus maryani Aplin & Adams

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Ctenotus mastigura

Whiptail Comb-eared Skink

Peitschenschwanz-Kammohrenskink*

Piskehalet Kamøreskink*

1975 Ctenotus mastigura mastigura Storr
Minervascincus mastigura Wells & Wellington 1984

Remarks: Previously included the subspecies burbidgei, now regarded as a separate species.
Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Ctenotus mesotes

Median-striped Comb-eared Skink

Westaustralischer Rückenstreifen-Kammohrenskink*

Vestaustralsk Rygstribet Kamøreskink*

2009 Ctenotus mesotes Horner

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Ctenotus militaris

Soldier Skink, Military Skink

Soldatenskink*

Soldaterskink*

1975 Ctenotus militaris Storr
Tantaloscincus militaris Wells & Wellington 1984

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, Western Australia).


Ctenotus mimetes

Checker-sided Skink

Schachbrett-Kammohrenskink*

Skakmønstret Kamøreskink*

1969 Ctenotus mimetes Storr
Tantaloscincus mimetes Wells & Wellington 1984

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Ctenotus monticola

Atherton Comb-eared Skink

Atherton-Kammohrenskink*

Atherton-kamøreskink*

1981 Ctenotus monticola Storr
Minervascincus monticola Wells & Wellington 1984
1990 Ctenotus hypatia Ingram & Czechura (Couper & Pianka 1997)

Distribution: Australia (Queensland).


Ctenotus nasutus

Long-snouted Comb-eared Skink, Nasute Fine-snouted Skink

Langschnauzen-Kammohrenskink*

Spidssnudet Kamøreskink*

1969 Ctenotus colletti nasutus Storr
Ctenotus nasutus Wells & Wellington 1984

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, Western Australia).


Ctenotus nigrilineatus

Black-striped Comb-eared Skink*, Pin-striped Finesnout Comb-eared Skink

Schwarzstreifiger Kammohrenskink*

Sortstribet Kamøreskink*

1990 Ctenotus nigrilineatus Storr

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Ctenotus nullum

Cape York Rock Comb-eared Skink*, Nullum Comb-eared Skink

Cape-York-Felsenskink*

Cape York-klippeskink*

1990 Ctenotus nullum Ingram & Czechura

Distribution: Australia (Queensland).


Ctenotus olympicus

Saltbush Comb-eared Skink, Olympic Comb-eared Skink

Melde-Kammohrenskink*

Mælde-kamøreskink*

1999 Ctenotus olympicus Hutchinson & Donnellan

Remarks: Status of this species in Western Australia is uncertain (Hutchinson & Donnellan 1999). Aplin & Smith (2001) did not accept olympicus as part of the herpetofauna of Western Australia.
Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia).


Ctenotus ora

Coastal Plains Comb-eared Skink*, Coastal Plains Skink

Küsten-Kammohrenskink*

Kystsletteskink*

2012 Ctenotus ora Kay & Keogh

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Ctenotus orientalis

Nullarbor Spotted Skink, Spotted Comb-eared Skink, Spotted-back Skink, Oriental Comb-eared Skink, (Eastern Striped Skink)

Nullarbor-Kammohrenskink*

Nullarbor-kamøreskink*

1971 Ctenotus uber orientalis Storr
Tantaloscincus orientalis Wells & Wellington 1984
Ctenotus orientalis Aplin & Smith 2001
1985 Minervascincus monaro Wells & Wellington (Hutchinson & Donnellan 1999)

Remarks: Regarded as a synonym of C. s. schomburgkii by Peterson & Shea (1987) and Shea & Sadlier (1999).
Distribution: Australia (Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia).


Ctenotus pallasotus

Western Pilbara Lined Comb-eared Skink, (Western Pilbara Lined Ctenotus)

Westlicher Pilbara-Kammohrenskink

Vestlig Pilbara-kamøreskink*

2017 Ctenotus pallasotus Rabosky & Doughty in Rabosky, Doughty & Huang

Remarks: Previously regarded as populations of duricola.
Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Ctenotus pallescens

Northwestern Wedge-snouted Skink, Pale-backed Comb-eared Skink

Nordwestlicher Keilschnauzenskink*

Nordvestlig Kilesnudeskink*

1970 Ctenotus schomburgkii pallescens Storr
Ctenotus pallescens Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983
Tantaloscincus pallescens Wells & Wellington 1984

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, Western Australia).


Ctenotus pantherinus

Australian Leopard Skink

Australischer Leopardskink*

Australsk Leopardskink*

1866 Lygosoma pantherinum Peters
Ctenotus pantherinus Cogger 1975
Magnuscincus pantherinus Wells & Wellington 1984
1896 Lygosoma ocellatum Boulenger (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)
Ctenotus ocellatum Storr 1964*
1896 Lygosoma ocelliferum Boulenger (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)
1931 Egernia whitei carnarae Kinghorn (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)
1932 Lygosoma breviunguis Kinghorn (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)
Ctenotus breviunguis Storr 1964*
1969 Ctenotus pantherinus ocellifer Storr
Magnuscincus ocellifer Wells & Wellington 1984
1970 Ctenotus pantherinus calx Storr
Magnuscincus calx Wells & Wellington 1984
1975 Ctenotus pantherinus acripes Storr
Magnuscincus acripes Wells & Wellington 1984

Other common names:
ocellifer: Eastern Leopard Skink
pantherinus: Western Leopard Skink
Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia).


Ctenotus piankai

Coarse Sands Comb-eared Skink, Pale-faced Comb-eared Skink, (Pianka's Comb-eared Skink)

Hellmasken-Kammohrenskink*

Blegmasket Kamøreskink*

1969 Ctenotus piankai Storr

Remarks: Previously included duricola and the populations now assigned to pallasotus and rhabdotus. Wilson & Swan (2010) did not mention the occurrence of piankai in Queensland.
Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia).


Ctenotus pulchellus

Red-sided Comb-eared Skink, Pretty Striped Skink

Rotseitiger Kammohrenskink*

Rødsidet Kamøreskink*

1978 Ctenotus pulchellus Storr
Tantaloscincus pulchellus Wells & Wellington 1984

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland).


Ctenotus quattuordecimlineatus

Fourteen-lined Comb-eared Skink, Many-lined Comb-eared Skink

Vierzehnstreifiger Kammohrenskink*

Fjortenstribet Kamøreskink*

1919 Lygosoma quattuordecimlineatus Sternfeld
Sphenomorphus quattuordecimlineatus Mittleman 1952
Ctenotus quattuordecimlineatus Storr 1964*

Remarks: Previously included iapetus.
Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, South Australia, Western Australia).


Ctenotus quinkan

Quinkan Comb-eared Skink

Quinkan-Kammohrenskink*

Quinkan-kamøreskink*

1979 Ctenotus quinkan Ingram

Distribution: Australia (Queensland).


Ctenotus quirinus

Cadell River Comb-eared Skink*, Arnhem Plain-backed Skink

Cadell-River-Kammohrenskink*

Cadell River-kamøreskink*

2007 Ctenotus quirinus Horner

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory).


Ctenotus rawlinsoni

Cape Heath Comb-eared Skink

Cape-Heath-Kammohrenskink*

Cape Heath-kamøreskink*

1979 Ctenotus rawlinsoni Ingram

Distribution: Australia (Queensland).


Ctenotus regius

Pale-rumped Comb-eared Skink, Eastern Desert Comb-eared Skink, Royal Striped Skink

Hellsteißiger Kammohrenskink*

Lysgumpet Kamøreskink*

1971 Ctenotus regius Storr
Tantaloscincus regius Wells & Wellington 1984

Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia).


Ctenotus rhabdotus

Kimberley Lined Comb-eared Skink, (Kimberley Lined Ctenotus)

Gestreifter Kimberley-Kammohrenskink

Stribet Kimberley-kamøreskink*

2017 Ctenotus rhabdotus Rabosky & Doughty in Rabosky, Doughty & Huang

Remarks: Previously regarded as populations of piankai.
Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, Western Australia).


Ctenotus rimacolus

Victoria River Comb-eared Skink*, Fissure Comb-eared Skink

Victoria-River-Kammohrenskink*

Victoria River-kamøreskink*

1998 Ctenotus rimacola Horner & Fischer
1998 Ctenotus rimacola camptris Horner & Fischer

Remarks: Misspelled rimicola by Aplin & Smith (2001).
Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, Western Australia).


Ctenotus robustus

Robust Striped Skink, (Eastern Striped Skink)

Robuster Kammohrenskink*

Robust Kamøreskink*

1970 Ctenotus robustus Storr
Minervascincus robustus Wells & Wellington 1984
1984 Minervascincus josephinae Wells & Wellington (Shea & Sadlier 1999)
1985 Ctenotus borealis Horner & King (Rabosky, Hutchinson, Donnellan, Talaba & Lovette 2014)
1985 Minervascincus harringtonensis Wells & Wellington (Cogger 2014, by implication)
Ctenotus harringtonensis Shea & Sadlier 1999

Remarks: Shea & Sadlier (1999) tentatively treated harringtonensis as a valid species, however, this was followed neither by Wilson & Swan (2010), nor by Cogger (2014).
Other common names:
borealis: White-faced Comb-eared Skink, Northern Comb-eared Skink
Distribution: Australia (Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland [incl. Fraser Island], South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia), Indonesia (Western New Guinea), Papua New Guinea (Eastern New Guinea).


Ctenotus rosarium

Rosary Beads Comb-eared Skink*, Rosy Comb-eared Skink

Rosenkranzskink*

Rosenkransskink*

2002 Ctenotus rosarium Couper, Amey & Kutt

Distribution: Australia (Queensland).


Ctenotus rubicundus

Ruddy Comb-eared Skink

Rötlicher Kammohrenskink*

Rødlig Kamøreskink*

1978 Ctenotus rubicundus Storr
Minervascincus rubicundus Wells & Wellington 1984

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Ctenotus rufescens

Rufous Comb-eared Skink*, Rufous Fine-snouted Skink

Zwölfstreifiger Kammohrenskink*

Tolvstribet Kamøreskink*

1979 Ctenotus colletti rufescens Storr
Ctenotus rufescens Wells & Wellington 1984

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Ctenotus rutilans

Rusty-shouldered Skink

Rostschulterskink*

Rusty-shouldered skink*

1980 Ctenotus rutilans Storr
Tantaloscincus rutilans Wells & Wellington 1984

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Ctenotus schevilli

Black-soil Rises Skink, Black-soil Rises Skink, (Scheville's Comb-eared Skink)

Lehm-Kammohrenskink*

Lerjords-kamøreskink*

1933 Sphenomorphus schevilli Loveridge
Lygosoma schevilli Worrell 1963
Ctenotus schevilli Storr 1964*
Tantaloscincus schevilli Wells & Wellington 1984

Distribution: Australia (Queensland).


Ctenotus schomburgkii

Western Barred Wedge-snouted Skink*, Sandplain Comb-eared Skink, (Schomburgk's Striped Skink)

Westlicher Gebänderter Keilschnauzenskink*

Vestlig Båndet Kilesnudeskink*

1863 Lygosoma schomburgkii Peters
Ctenotus schomburgkii Storr 1964*
Tantaloscincus schomburgkii Wells & Wellington 1984
1882 Hinulia muelleri Fischer (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)
Ctenotus muelleri Storr 1964*
1887 Lygosoma fischeri Boulenger (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)
Ctenotus fischeri Storr 1964*
Tantaloscincus fischeri Wells & Wellington 1984

Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia).


Ctenotus septenarius

Seven-lined Comb-eared Skink, Gibber Comb-eared Skink, Massive-gibber Skink

Siebenstreifiger Kammohrenskink*

Syvstribet Kamøreskink*

1988 Ctenotus septenarius King, Horner & Fyfe
Tantaloscincus serventyi Wells & Wellington 1984

Remarks: Records from Queensland refer to aphrodite, sometimes considered a synonym of septenarius (e.g., Wilson & Swan 2010).
Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, South Australia, Western Australia).


Ctenotus serotinus

Gravel-downs Skink

Gravel-downs-Kammohrenskink*

Gravel-downs-kamøreskink*

1986 Ctenotus serotinus Czechura

Distribution: Australia (Queensland).


Ctenotus serventyi

Northwestern Sandy-loam Skink, (Serventy's Comb-eared Skink)

Nordwestlicher Sand-Kammohrenskink*

Nordvestlig Sand-kamøreskink*

1975 Ctenotus serventyi Storr

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Ctenotus spaldingi

Straight-browed Comb-eared Skink, (Spalding's Comb-eared Skink)

Geradebrauen-Kammohrenskink*

Retbrynet Kamøreskink*

1877 Hinulia spaldingi Macleay
Sphenomorphus spaldingi Mittleman 1952
Lygosoma spaldingi Worrell 1963
Ctenotus spaldingi Storr 1964*
Minervascincus spaldingi Wells & Wellington 1984
1887 Lygosoma dorsale Boulenger (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)
Sphenomorphus dorsalis Mittleman 1952
Minervascincus dorsale Wells & Wellington 1984
Ctenotus dorsalis Storr 1964*

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland [incl. Fraser Island, Torres Strait Islands], Papua New Guinea (Eastern New Guinea).


Ctenotus storri

Buff-striped Comb-eared Skink, Storr’s Comb-eared Skink

Braunstreifiger Kammohrenskink*

Brunstribet Kamøreskink*

1978 Ctenotus storri Rankin

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory).


Ctenotus strauchii

Eastern Barred Wedge-snouted Skink, Short-legged Comb-eared Skink, (Strauch's Striped Skink)

Östlicher Gebänderter Keilschnauzenskink*

Østlig Båndet Kilesnudeskink*

1887 Lygosoma strauchii Boulenger
Sphenomorphus strauchi Mittleman 1952
Ctenotus strauchii Storr 1964*
Tantaloscincus strauchii Wells & Wellington 1984
1981 Ctenotus strauchii varius Storr (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)
Tantaloscincus varius Wells & Wellington 1984

Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia).


Ctenotus striaticeps

Stripe-headed Fine-snouted Skink, Carpentarian Comb-eared Skink

Carpentaria-Kammohrenskink*

Carpentaria-kamøreskink*

1978 Ctenotus striaticeps Storr

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland).


Ctenotus stuarti

Point Stuart Comb-eared Skink*, (Stuart's Comb-eared Skink)

Point-Stuart-Kammohrenskink*

Point Stuart-kamøreskink*

1995 Ctenotus stuarti Horner

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory).


Ctenotus superciliaris

Sharp-browed Comb-eared Skink*

Scharfbrauen-Kammohrenskink*

Skarpbrynet Kamøreskink*

2014 Ctenotus superciliaris Rabosky, Hutchinson, Donnellan, Talaba & Lovette

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, Western Australia).


Ctenotus taeniatus

Eyrean Comb-eared Skink, Ribbon Comb-eared Skink

Eyre-Kammohrenskink*

Eyre-kamøreskink*

1949 Lygosoma taeniata Mitchell
Ctenotus taeniata Storr 1964*
Tantaloscincus taeniata Wells & Wellington 1984
Ctenotus brooksi taeniatus Cogger 1992
1970 Ctenotus brooksi arandae Storr (Hutchinson, Adams & Fricker 2006)
Tantaloscincus aranda Wells & Wellington 1984
1981 Ctenotus brooksi iridis Storr (Hutchinson, Adams & Fricker 2006)
Tantaloscincus iridis Wells & Wellington 1984

Remarks: Revalidated as a separate species by Hutchinson, Adams & Fricker (2006).
Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria).


Ctenotus taeniolatus

Copper-tailed Skink

Kupferschwanzskink

Australsk Kobberhaleskink*

1790 Lacerta taeniolata White (ex Shaw)
Lygosoma taeniolata Duméril & Bibron 1860
Sphenomorphus taeniolatus Mittleman 1952
Ctenotus taeniolatus Storr 1964*
1802 Scincus octolineatus Daudin (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)
1829 Scincus multilineatus Lesson (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)
1985 Ctenotus miowera Wells & Wellington (Shea & Sadlier 1999)

Remarks: Previously included eurydice.
Distribution: Australia (Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland [incl. Fraser Island], Victoria).


Ctenotus tanamiensis

Tanami Skink

Tanami-Kammohrenskink*

Tanami-kamøreskink*

1970 Ctenotus tanamiensis Storr
Tantaloscincus tanamiensis Wells & Wellington 1984

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, Western Australia).


Ctenotus tantillus

Kimberley Wedge-snouted Skink, Dwarf Striped Skink

Kimberley-Keilschnauzenskink*

Kimberley-kilesnudeskink*

1975 Ctenotus tantillus Storr
Tantaloscincus tantillus Wells & Wellington 1984

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, Western Australia).


Ctenotus terrareginae

Hinchinbrook Comb-eared Skink*

Hinchinbrook-Kammohrenskink*

Hinchinbrook-kamøreskink*

1990 Ctenotus terrareginae Ingram & Czechura

Distribution: Australia (Queensland).


Ctenotus uber

Spotted Comb-eared Skink, Rich Comb-eared Skink

Gefleckter Kammohrenskink*

Plettet Kamøreskink*

1969 Ctenotus uber Storr
Tantaloscincus uber Wells & Wellington 1984
Ctenotus schomburgkii uber Peterson & Shea 1987
1980 Ctenotus uber johnstonei Storr
Tantaloscincus johnstonei Wells & Wellington 1984

Remarks: Some authors (e.g., Peterson & Shea 1987; Shea & Sadlier 1999) have regarded uber and its subspecies as synonyms or subspecies of schomburgkii, but most recent publications (e.g., Cogger 1996; Aplin & Smith 2001) have retained uber as a valid species. Previously included orientalis.
Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Ctenotus vagus

Uneven-striped Comb-eared Skink

Ungleichgestreifter Kammohrenskink*

Uensstribet Kamøreskink Kamøreskink*

2009 Ctenotus vagus Horner

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Ctenotus vertebralis

Scant-striped Skink

Nordaustralischer Rückenstreifen-Kammohrenskink*

Nordaustralsk Rygstribet Kamøreskink*

1979 Ctenotus vertebralis Rankin & Gillam
Minervascincus vertebralis Wells & Wellington 1984

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory).


Ctenotus xenopleura

Wide-striped Sandplain Skink, Wide-striped Comb-eared Skink

Breitstreifiger Kammohrenskink*

Bredstribet Kamøreskink*

1981 Ctenotus xenopleura Storr

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Ctenotus youngsoni

Shark Bay Sand Skink, Shark Bay Southwestern Skink

Shark-Bay-Kammohrenskink*

Shark Bay-kamøreskink*

1975 Ctenotus youngsoni Storr
Kommosagogus youngsoni Wells & Wellington 1984

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Ctenotus zastictus

Hamelin Pool Skink, Hamelin Comb-eared Skink

Hamelin-Pool-Kammohrenskink*

Hamelin Pool-kamøreskink*

1984 Ctenotus zasticus Storr

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Ctenotus zebrilla

Southern Cape York Fine-snouted Skink

Cape-York-Kleinschnauzenskink*

Cape York-finsnudeskink*

1981 Ctenotus zebrilla Storr

Distribution: Australia (Queensland).