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Lerista hobsoni COUPER, AMEY & WORTHINGTON-WILMER, 2016

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymLerista hobsoni COUPER, AMEY & WORTHINGTON-WILMER 2016 
DistributionAustralia (Central Queensland)

Type locality: Rubbish Tip Rd, Pentland, CQ (20°31'46"S,145°24'13"E)  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype. QM J93709, 16 September, 2014.
Paratypes. QMJ40098,male Battery Station, 90 km NNW Charters Towers, NEQ (19°29'54"S,145°39' 30" E), 3 December, 1981; QMJ40099, Battery Station, 90 km NNW Charters Towers, NEQ (19° 29' 54" S, 145° 39' 30" E), 3 December, 1981; QMJ40100, Charters Towers, 83 km NNW, NEQ (19° 33' 42" S, 145° 42' 24" E), 4 December, 1981; QMJ69486, Pentland, CQ (20° 32' S, 145° 24' E), 9 March, 1999; QMJ74899, Lake Louisa, NWQ (19° 54' 30" S, 144° 14' 30" E), 18 March, 1984; QMJ84653–84654, Myola Station, CQ (20° 04' 21" S, 145° 28' 02" E), 29 September–17 December, 2006; SAMR54519–54521, Lolworth, 3 km N, CQ (20° 09' 40" S, 145° 00' 02" E), 20 May, 2000. 
CommentHabitat: scattered open forest localities in the Upper Burdekin Drainage Basin 
EtymologyNamed for Rodney Grant Hobson of the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, for his significant contribution to the understanding and conservation of Queensland’s reptile fauna. 
References
  • COUPER, PATRICK J.; ANDREW P. AMEY, JESSICA WORTHINGTON-WILMER 2016. Cryptic diversity within the narrowly endemic Lerista wilkinsi group of north Queensland—two new species (Reptilia: Scincidae) Zootaxa 4162 (1): 061–091 - get paper here
 
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