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Lerista carpentariae GREER, 1983

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Carpentaria Fine-lined Slider 
SynonymLerista carpentariae GREER 1983
Lerista carpentariae — COGGER 2000: 515
Gavisus carpentariae — WELLS 2012: 110
Lerista carpentariae — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (Northern Territory, Groot Eylandt and the Sir Edward Pellew group)

Type locality: Centre I., Sir Edward Pellew Is., NT  
TypesHolotype: AMS (AM) R57356 
CommentLimb morphology: 0 digits, 1 toes 
  • 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., 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
  • Greer A E 1983. A new species of Lerista from Groot Eylandt and the Sir Edward Pellew group in northern Australia. Journal of Herpetology 17 (1): 48-53 - get paper here
  • Shea, Glenn M; Sadlier, Ross A 1999. A catalogue of the non-fossil amphibian and reptile type specimens in the collection of the Australian Museum: types currently, previously and purportedly present. TECHNICAL REPORTS OF THE AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM 15, 1999: 1-91
  • 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
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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