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Lerista ingrami STORR, 1991

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesMcIvor 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]. Map legend:
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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. 
Etymologynamed after Glen Joseph Ingram (born 22 April 1951), Australian herpetologist. 
  • 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., 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
  • Covacevich J.A., Couper, P.J., Roberts, L. 1994. New data on Lerista ingrami, a rare skink from Southern Cape York Peninsula. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 42 (1): 24
  • 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
  • Storr G M. 1991. Revision of Lerista orientalis (Lacertilia: Scincidae) of northern Australia. Rec. West. Austr. Mus. 51 (2): 413-418. - get paper here
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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