AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS AND INFORMATION
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(was Ctenotus brooksi brooksi)
Wedgesnout Ctenotus (Ctenotus brooksi)
Ctenotus brooksi brooksi (now Ctenotus brooksi) occurs in the eastern deserts of West Australia, adjacent desert regions of south-western North Territory and western South Australia.
The species below were previously subspecies of Ctenotus brooksi
The Eucla Ctenotus which was called Ctenotus brooksi euclae is now called Ctenotus euclae and it occurs in coastal areas of Great Australian Bight.
Eucla Ctenotus (Ctenotus euclae)
Ctenotus brooksi taeniatus was the subspecies from the Lake Torrens basin
as well as
Ctenotus brooksi aranda which was the subspecies from the Simpson desert, south to Lake Eyre basin
Ctenotus brooksi iridis which was the subspecies from Western Victoria and adjacent parts of South Australia are now all classed as the Eyrean Ctenotus (Ctenotus taeniatus)
Note that the Eyrean Ctenotus (Ctenotus taeniatus) is often called a "Ribbon Ctenotus"which is not a suitable name for that species.
Updated April 17, 2020