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Lerista kingi SMITH & ADAMS, 2007

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesKing's Three-toed Slider 
SynonymLerista kingi SMITH & ADAMS 2007
Phaneropis kingi — WELLS 2012: 72
Lerista kingi — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (SW Western Australia)

Type locality: Mt Gibson, Western Australia in 29°35'47"S, 117°12'45"E.  
TypesHolotype: WAM R144164*, a female (SVL 41 mm, tail missing) collected by R.P. Hart and S. Reynolds on 9 October 2000. 
EtymologyAfter Dennis King (1942-2002), contributor and Honourary Associate of the Herpetology Department of the Western Australian Museum for many years. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • Smith, LA; Adams, M 2007. Revision of the Lerista muelleri species-group (Lacertilia: Scincidae) in Western Australia, with a redescription of L. muelleri (Fischer, 1881) and the description of nine new species. Rec. West. Austr. Mus. 23 (4): 309-358 - 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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