Lerista clara SMITH & ADAMS, 2007
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Lerista clara?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Sharp-blazed Three-toed Slider|
|Synonym||Lerista clara SMITH & ADAMS 2007|
Phaneropis clarus — WELLS 2012: 70
Lerista clara — WILSON & SWAN 2010
|Distribution||Australia (Western Australia)|
Type locality: Urala Station, Western Australia at 21°47'22"S, 114°52'04"E.
|Types||Holotype: WAM R135537* a male (SVL 37mm, TL 47mm) collected by R.A. How and J. Dell on 25 November 1998. Collected on a red sand dune where Triodiawas dominant.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: Distinguished from members of the L. muelleri species group in Western Australia with fused frontoparietals (L. allochira, L.amicorum a nd L.rhodonoides) by having paired frontoparietals. Distinguished from other Western Australian members of the species group with paired frontoparietal as follows: from L. haroldi, L. jacksoni, L, micra, L. muelleri and L.nevinae by havi ng five supraciliaries ( 1+2 i n L. muelleri, four, very rarely three in L. haroldi, L. jacksoni, L, micra and L. nevinae). Four species (L. kingi, L.occulta,L.rolfeiandL.verhmens) like L.clara, have five supraciliaries but differ from L.clara in having at least some dark pigment on the lower flanks and venter (immaculate opalescent white in L. clara).|
|Etymology||Latin for clear, alluding to shar-edged prominent upper lateral stripe which contrasts strongly with the white flanks.|
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