Lerista jacksoni SMITH & ADAMS, 2007
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Lerista jacksoni?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Lerista jacksoni SMITH & ADAMS 2007|
Phaneropis jacksoni — WELLS 2012: 72
Lerista jacksoni — WILSON & SWAN 2010
|Distribution||Australia (Western Australia: Pilbara plateau and adjacent coast)|
Type locality: Burrup Peninsula at 20°31'40"S, 116°49'11"E.
|Types||Holotype: WAM R132644*, a female (SVL 34 mm, TL 44 mm) collected by B. Maryan on 30 May 1998.|
|Comment||Diagnosis: Distinguished from members of the L. muelleri species group in Western Australia with fused frontoparietals (L. allochira, L. amicorum and L. rhodonoides) by having paired frontoparietals. Distinguished from other Western Australian members of the species group with paired frontoparietals and four supraciliaries as follows: from L. muelleri (1+2 supraciliaries); from L. micra by its reduced (usually darker) dosal pattern which is dusky grey, the dorsolateral stripe is absent and upper lateral stripe reduced to spots (in L. micra the back is grey, olive or brown, the dorsolateral stripe weak or absent and the upper lateral stripe weak but present); from L.haroldi by the presence of dark pigment on back and flanks (back and flanks pinkish-grey in L. haroldi); and from L. nevinaeby the absence of a pair of continuous dark paravertebral stripes. The remaining species with paired frontoparietals (L. clara, L. kingi, L. occulta, L. rolfei and L.vehmens) are distinguished from L. jacksoniby having five supraciliaries.|
|Etymology||After Gregory Jackson of the Western Australian Museum who has been responsible for the design and layout of many Western Australian Museum publications since 1976.|
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