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Lerista allanae (LONGMAN, 1937)

IUCN Red List - Lerista allanae - Critically Endangered, CR

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesGreater Robust Fine-lined Slider 
SynonymRhodona allanae LONGMAN 1937: 167
Lerista allanae — GREER 1967
Gavisus allanae — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1984
Lerista allanae — COGGER 1983: 171
Lerista allanae — COGGER 2000: 512
Gavisus allanae — WELLS 2012: 108
Lerista allanae — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (Queensland: Between Clermont and Cagella, CQ, within the area 22°50-23°06'S and 147 38-147°54'E.)

Type locality: Retro Station, Capella, central Qld.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: QM J6180 
DiagnosisDIAGNOSIS: A large (maximum snout-vent length 88) Lerista with a movable eyelid; foreleg absent (usually represented by a shallow depression); and hindleg with one, clawed digit. See diagnosis of L. colliveri for further differences from that species. 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after Mrs. P. C. Allan, according to the etymology in the original description, "has presented many interesting specimens to the Queensland Museum." 
References
  • Amey, A.P. & Couper, P.J. 2009. A new limb-reduced skink (Scincidae: Lerista) from the dry rainforest of north Queensland, Australia. Zootaxa 2173: 19–30 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • Cogger, H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Couper P J; Ingram G J 1992. A new species of skink of Lerista from Queensland and a re-appraisal of L. allanae (Longman). Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 32 (1): 55-59
  • Couper, P., Covacevich, J., Amey, A. & Baker, A. 2006. The genera of skinks (Family Scincidae) of Australia and its island territories: diversity, distribution and identification. in: Merrick, J.R., Archer, M., Hickey, G.M. & Lee, M.S.Y. (eds.). Evolution and Zoogeography of Australasian Vertebrates. Australian Scientific Publishing, Sydney, pp. 367-384
  • Covacevich J.A., Couper, P.J., McDonald, K.R. 1998. Reptile diversity at risk in the Brigalow Belt, Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 42 (2): 475-486
  • Greer, Allen E. 1967. A new generic arrangement for some Australian scincid lizards. Breviora (267): 1-19 - get paper here
  • Longman, H. A. 1937. Herpetological notes. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 11: 165-168
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
 
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