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Lerista cinerea GREER, MCDONALD & LAWRIE, 1983

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesVine-thicket Fine-lined Slider 
SynonymLerista cinerea GREER, MCDONALD & LAWRIE 1983
Gavisus cinerea — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1984
Lerista cinerea — COGGER 2000: 516
Gavisus cinereus — WELLS 2012: 111
Lerista cinerea — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Lerista cinerea — COUPER et al. 2016 
DistributionAustralia (Queensland)

Type locality: 'Warrawee', 60 km SE Charters Towers, QLD [20°24'24"S 146°40'12"E = Cardigan Scrub, Warrawee Station, fide COUPER et al. 2016]. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: QM 40097, female; paratypes: QMJ 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after its color, Latin “cinis, cineris” = ash. 
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
  • 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
  • COUPER, PATRICK J.; ANDREW P. AMEY, JESSICA WORTHINGTON-WILMER 2016. Cryptic diversity within the narrowly endemic Lerista wilkinsi group of north Queensland—two new species (Reptilia: Scincidae) Zootaxa 4162 (1): 061–091 - get paper here
  • 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 A E; McDonald K R; Lawrie B C 1983. Three new species of Lerista (Scincidae) from northern Queensland with a diagnosis of the wilkinsi species group. Journal of Herpetology 17 (2): 247-255 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Wells R W; Wellington C R 1984. A synopsis of the class Reptilia in Australia. Australian Journal of Herpetology 1 (3-4): 73-129 [1983]
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
 
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