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Lerista aericeps STORR, 1986

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Sauria (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesDesert Plain Slider 
SynonymLerista aericeps STORR 1986
Lerista aericeps — COGGER 2000: 512
Miculia aericeps — WELLS 2012: 53 
DistributionAustralia (New South Wales, North Territory, Queensland)

Type locality: 25 km S Alice Springs, Northern Territory Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
TypesHolotype: Central Australian Wildlife Collection, Alice Springs CAWC R1565; paratypes: WAM 
CommentDiagnosis: A small slender Lerista with four fingers, four toes and immovable eyelid (a large transparent disc), distinguishable from L. separanda and L. xanthura by its coppery head, faintly spotted back and tail, and single preocular (rather than two). Further distinguishable from L. separanda by its yellow (rather than red) tail and five (rather than four) supraciliaries. Distinguishable from L. aericeps taeniata by lack of dark upper lateral stripe. 
EtymologyFrom Latin aes (copper) and ceps (head). 
References
  • Cogger,H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Skinner, Adam; Michael S Y Lee and Mark N Hutchinson 2008. Rapid and repeated limb loss in a clade of scincid lizards. [Lerista] BMC Evolutionary Biology 8:310 - get paper here
  • Storr G M 1986. A new species of Lerista (Lacertilia: Scincidae) with two subspecies from central Australia. Rec. West. Austr. Mus. 13 (1) 1986: 145-149 - get paper here
  • Storr G M. 1991. Revision of Lerista aericeps (Lacertilia: Scincidae) of central Australia. Rec. West. Austr. Mus. 51 (2): 365-370. - get paper here
  • Wilson,S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
 
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