Lerista aericeps STORR, 1986
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Lerista aericeps?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Sauria (lizards)|
|Common Names||Desert Plain Slider|
|Synonym||Lerista aericeps STORR 1986|
Lerista aericeps — COGGER 2000: 512
Miculia aericeps — WELLS 2012: 53
|Distribution||Australia (New South Wales, North Territory, Queensland)|
Type locality: 25 km S Alice Springs, Northern Territory Map legend:
- 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.
|Types||Holotype: Central Australian Wildlife Collection, Alice Springs CAWC R1565; paratypes: WAM|
|Comment||Diagnosis: 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.|
|Etymology||From Latin aes (copper) and ceps (head).|