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Lerista clara SMITH & ADAMS, 2007

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymLerista clara SMITH & ADAMS 2007
Phaneropis clarus — WELLS 2012: 70
Lerista clara — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (Western Australia)

Type locality: Urala Station, Western Australia at 21°47'22"S, 114°52'04"E. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: 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. 
EtymologyLatin for clear, alluding to shar-edged prominent upper lateral stripe which contrasts strongly with the white flanks. 
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • Smith, LA; Adams, M 2007. Revision of the Lerista muelleri species-group (Lacertilia: Scincidae) in Western Australia, with a redescription of L. muelleri (Fischer, 1881) and the description of nine new species. Rec. West. Austr. Mus. 23 (4): 309-358 - 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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