Lerista gascoynensis STORR, 1986
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Lerista gascoynensis?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Gascoyne Broad-blazed Slider|
|Synonym||Lerista gascoynensis STORR 1986|
Lerista gascoynensis — COGGER 2000: 520
Lerista gascoynensis — PIANKA & VITT 2003: 215
Telchinoscincus gascoynensis — WELLS 2012: 128
Lerista gascoynensis — WILSON & SWAN 2010
|Distribution||Australia (West Australia)|
Type locality: 16 km S Gascoyne Junction, WA [25°10'S 115°12'E]. Map legend:
- Type locality.
- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.
NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
|Types||Holotype: WAM R55971.|
|Comment||Does not have front limbs but reduced hind limbs with 2 digits each.|
Diagnosis: A medium-sized member of the L. nichollsi complex with immovable eyelids, three supraciliaries (first and second separated by first supraocular) and narrow vertebral stripe. Distinguishable from L. uniduo by its greater size (maximum SVL 70 mm, v. 59), relatively stouter body and bolder pattern, and from both subspecies of L. nichollsi by its fewer supraciliaries (four in L. n. nichollsi and L. n. petersoni).
|Etymology||Named after its occurrence in the Gascoyne River basin.|
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