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Lerista ingrami STORR, 1991

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: McIvor River Slider 
SynonymLerista ingrami STORR 1991
Lerista ingrami — COGGER 2000: 761
Spectrascincus ingrami — WELLS 2012: 290
Lerista ingrami — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (Queensland)

Type locality: near beach north of mouth of McIver River, QLD [15°07'S 145°15'E].  
TypesHolotype: QM J32396. 
CommentType Species: Lerista ingrami Storr, G.M. (1991 is the type species of the genus Spectrascincus WELLS 2012: 281. WELLS 2012: 47 erected this genus for the species S. ingrami, orientalis, and zonulatus. Unfortunately WELLS did not provide a phylogenetic analysis of the genera into which he broke up Lerista, hence we leave the current genus Lerista intact for the time being.

Abundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017).

Limb morphology: 4 digits, 4 toes 
Etymologynamed after Glen Joseph Ingram (born 22 April 1951), Australian herpetologist. 
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