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Lerista eupoda SMITH, 1996

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae (Sphenomorphini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Meekatharra Slider 
SynonymLerista eupoda SMITH 1996
Lerista eupoda — COGGER 2000: 760
Aphroditia eupoda — WELLS 2012: 173
Lerista eupoda — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (confined to the semiarid interior of Western Australia)

Type locality: 14 km NNE Cue, WA [27°19'S 117°57'E].  
TypesHolotype: WAM R103943. 
DiagnosisLerista eupoda is most like Lerista gerrardii, from which it differs in having more digits (two fingers and three toes rather than one finger and two toes) and more supracilaries (usually five rather than four). 
CommentLimb morphology: 2 digits, 3 toes. 
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp. - get paper here
  • 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
  • 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
  • Smith L A. 1996. A new species of Lerista (Lacertilia: Scincidae) from Western Australia, Lerista eupoda. J. Royal Soc. Western Australia 79 (2): 161-164. - get paper here
  • Storr, G. M.; L. A. Smith, and R. E. Johnstone 1999. Lizards of Western Australia. I. Skinks. Revised Edition. Western Australian Museum
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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