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Lerista colliveri COUPER & INGRAM, 1992

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesNubbinned Fine-lined Slider 
SynonymLerista colliveri COUPER & INGRAM 1992
Lerista allanae — WILSON & KNOWLES 1988: 291 (photo no. 523)
Lerista allanae — COGGER 1983, 1986: p1.672
Lerista allanae — COVACEVICH & COUPER, 1991 (fig. 305)
Lerista colliveri — COGGER 2000: 759
Gavisus colliveri — WELLS 2012: 112
Lerista colliveri — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (Queensland: From just east of Townsville, NEQ, southwest to the Hughenden area, CQ).

Type locality: Hughenden (20051'S, 144°12'E), CQ.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: QM J16181; Paratypes: AM 
CommentDIAGNOSIS: A large (maximum snout-vent length 84) Lerisfa with a movable eyelid; foreleg reduced and represented by a nubbin; and hindleg with one clawed digit. Most similar to L. allanae but distinguished by colour-pattern (continuous, dark, longitudinal lines dorsally and laterally; ventral scales with or without dark flecks vs longitudinal lines of dark spots dorsally and laterally; all ventral scales dark edged). 
EtymologyNamed for Mr Stanley Colliver OBE (1908-1991) for his generosity and outstanding contributions to the Queensland Museum. 
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 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
  • Greer, A.E. and P. Couper. 1998. A further diagnostic character and some basic biological information for Lerista colliveri. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 42(2):474
  • 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
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
 
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