Lerista kingi SMITH & ADAMS, 2007
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Lerista kingi?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||King's Three-toed Slider|
|Synonym||Lerista kingi SMITH & ADAMS 2007|
Phaneropis kingi — WELLS 2012: 72
Lerista kingi — WILSON & SWAN 2010
|Distribution||Australia (SW Western Australia)|
Type locality: Mt Gibson, Western Australia in 29°35'47"S, 117°12'45"E.
|Types||Holotype: WAM R144164*, a female (SVL 41 mm, tail missing) collected by R.P. Hart and S. Reynolds on 9 October 2000.|
|Diagnosis||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 L.haroldi,L.jacksoni,L.micra, L. muelleri and L. nevinae by having five supraciliaries (four in L. haroldi, L. jacksoni, L. micra, L. nevinae a n d 1 + 2 i n L. muelleri) . Distinguished from those species which also have five supraciliaries as follows: from L. clara by having a pigmented venter (immaculate pearly- white in L. clara); from L.verhmens by its smaller size (mean SVL of L. kingi up to 37.3 mm versus 40.5 mm in L.verhmens); from L.rolfei by lacking a hiatus immediately below the upper lateral stripe (hiatus present in L. rolfei); and from L. occulta by its its dorsal colour (usually brown in L. kingi versus purplish in L.occulta).|
|Etymology||After Dennis King (1942-2002), contributor and Honourary Associate of the Herpetology Department of the Western Australian Museum for many years.|