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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) 
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. Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
TypesHolotype: QM J6180 
EtymologyNamed after Mrs. P. C. Allan, according to the etymology in the original description, "has presented many interesting specimens to the Queensland Museum." 
  • 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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