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Species Amphibolurus muricatus (White, 1790)

Jacky Lizard

  • Lacerta muricata White, J. 1790. Journal of a Voyage to New South Wales, with sixty five plates of non-descript animals, birds, lizards, serpents, curious cones of trees and other natural productions. Appendix. London : Debrett 299 pp. [244, pl. 31 fig. 2] [ex Shaw ms, one specified (255, pl. 40) as Lacerta muricata var. = Physignathus lesueurii (Gray, 1831)].
    Type data:
     Holotype BMNH 1946.9.4.44, NSW.
  • Agama jacksoniensis (Part.) Cloquet, H. 1816. In, Dictionnaire des Sciences Naturelles, dans lequel on Traité Méthodiquement des Differens Etres de la Nature. Paris & Strasbourg. [74].
    Type data:
     Lectotype RMNH 3117 larger of 2 specimens registered under this number (RMNH 3117 (smaller of 2 specimens) represents Amphibolurus diemensis (Gray, 1841), q.v.), Australia.
    Subsequent designation references:
    Cogger, H.G. 1983. in Cogger, H.G., Cameron, E.E. & Cogger, H.M. Amphibia and Reptiles. In Walton, D.W. (ed.) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Vol. 1. Netley, South Australia : Griffin Press Ltd. vi 313 pp. [113].
  • Agama jaksoniensis Guérin-Méneville, F.E. 1838. Iconographiae du Règne Animal de G.L.C.F.D. Cuvier, ou représentation d'après nature de l'une des d espèces les plus remarquables, et souvent non encore figurées, de chaque genre animaux. 1. Reptiles. Paris. [pl. 7 fig. 1] [invalid emendation of Agama jacksoniensis Cloquet, 1816].

 

Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy

  • Cogger, H.G. 1983. in Cogger, H.G., Cameron, E.E. & Cogger, H.M. Amphibia and Reptiles. In Walton, D.W. (ed.) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Vol. 1. Netley, South Australia : Griffin Press Ltd. vi 313 pp. [113]

 

Generic Combinations

  • Amphibolurus muricatus (White, 1790).

 

Distribution

States

Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria


IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)

IBRA

ACT, NSW, Qld, SA, Vic: Australian Alps (AA), Naracoorte Coastal Plain (NCP), New England Tablelands (NET), NSW North Coast (NNC), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Coastal Plain (SCP), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Highlands (SEH), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Victorian Midlands (VM), Victorian Volcanic Plain (VVP)

Ecological Descriptors

Arboreal, diurnal, low open woodland, open forest, open scrub, oviparous, tall open forest, terrestrial, woodland.

 

General References

Carpenter, C.C., Badham, J.A. & Kimble, B. 1970. Behavior patterns of three species of Amphibolurus (Agamidae). Copeia 1970: 497-505

Chong, G., Heatwole, H. & Firth, B.T. 1973. Panting thresholds of lizards. II. Diel variation in the panting threshold of Amphibolurus muricatus. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 46A: 827-829

Firth, B.T. & Heatwole, H. 1976. Panting thresholds of lizards: the role of the pineal complex in panting responses in an agamid, Amphibolurus muricatus. General and Comparative Endocrinology 29: 388-401

Groom, S. 1973. Notes on the keeping and distribution of the jacky lizard (Amphibolurus muricatus). Herpetofauna 5: 3-5 (natural history)

Heatwole, H., Firth, B.T. & Stoddart, H. 1975. Influence of season, photoperiod and thermal acclimation on the panting threshold of Amphibolurus muricatus. Journal of Experimental Zoology 191: 183-192

Pepper, M., Barquero, M.D., Whiting, M.J. & Keogh, J.S. 2014. A multi-locus molecular phylogeny for Australia’s iconic Jacky Dragon (Agamidae: Amphibolurus muricatus): Phylogeographic structure along the Great Dividing Range of south-eastern Australia. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 71: 149-156

Witten, G.J. 1972. A new species of Amphibolurus from eastern Australia. Herpetologica 28: 191-195 (taxonomy)

 

Common Name References

CAVS 2006. Census of Australian Vertebrate Species. Australian Biological Resources Study. (Jacky Lizard)

 

History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
28-May-2014 31-Jul-2013 MODIFIED
08-Mar-2011 02-May-2011 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)