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Lerista lineopunctulata (GRAY, 1839)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesDotted-line Robust Slider, West Coast Line-spotted Lerista 
SynonymRhodona punctata GRAY 1839: 335 (non Lacerta punctata LINNAEUS 1758)
Brachystopus lineopunctulata DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 779
Ronia catenulata GRAY 1841: 87
Soridia miopus GÜNTHER 1867: 49
Lygosoma (Rhodona) bipes concolor WERNER 1910
Rhodona lineopunctulata — SMITH 1937: 231
Lygosoma (Rhodona) lineopunctulatum — GLAUERT 1960: 96
Lygosoma (Rhodona) miopus — GLAUERT 1960: 98
Lygosoma (Rhodona) nigriceps GLAUERT 1962
Lygosoma (Rhodona) lineopunctulatum — FORD 1963
Lerista lineopunctulata — GREER 1967
Lerista lineopunctulata - COGGER 1983: 174
Lerista lineopunctulata — GANS & FUSARI 1994
Lerista lineopunctulata — COGGER 2000: 525
Rhodona punctata — WELLS 2012: 2
Rhodona lineopunctulata — WELLS 2012: 30
Lerista lineopunctulata — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (West Australia)

Type locality: Australia (but see note below). Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.9.4.73-77, from Australia.
Holotype: MNHP 1246, from Australia (original description cites Cape of Good Hope, southern Africa), see Guibé (1954) [Brachystopus lineopunctulata].
Holotype: BMNH (not found), from W. A. [Ronia catenulata]
Holotype: unknown (BMNH records cite 1946.8.15.60 as holotype in error), from Champion Bay, W. A. fide COGGER 1983 [Soridia miopus]
Holotype: ZMB 21464, from Denham, W. A. [Lygosoma (Rhodona) bipes concolor]
Holotype: WAM R14039, from Vlaming Lighthouse, North West Cape, W. A. [Lygosoma (Rhodona) nigriceps] 
CommentSynonymy partly after COGGER 1983.

Type species: Rhodona punctata Gray, 1839 is the type species of the genus Rhodona Gray, 1839. This genus was resurrected by WELLS 2012: 22, who also provides a diagnosis of the genus. 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. 
References
  • 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.
  • Duméril, A. M. C. and G. Bibron. 1839. Erpétologie Générale on Histoire Naturelle Complète des Reptiles. Vol.5. Roret/Fain et Thunot, Paris, 871 pp. - get paper here
  • Ford, J. 1963. The Reptilian Fauna of the Islands between Dongara and Lancelin, Western Australia. Western Australian Naturalist 8 (6): 135-142
  • Gans C; Fusari M 1994. Locomotor analysis of surface propulsion by three species of reduced-limbed fossorial lizards (Lerista: Scincidae) from Western Australia. JOURNAL OF MORPHOLOGY 222 (3): 309-326
  • Glauert, L. 1960. Herpetological miscellanea. XII. The family Scincidae in Western Australia. Pt. 2. The genus Lygosoma. Western Australian Naturalist 7 (4): 81-99
  • Glauert, L. 1962. Herpetological miscellanea. XIII. A new skink from the North-west Cape, Western Australia. Western Australian Naturalist 8: 86-87
  • Gray, J. E. 1841. Description of some new species and four new genera of reptiles from Western Australia, discovered by John Gould, Esq. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (1) 7: 86-91 - get paper here
  • Gray,J.E. 1839. Catalogue of the slender-tongued saurians, with descriptions of many new genera and species. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (1) 2: 331-337 (287-293) [1838] - get paper here
  • Greer, Allen E. 1967. A new generic arrangement for some Australian scincid lizards. Breviora (267): 1-19 - get paper here
  • Guibé, J. 1954. Catalogue des Types de Lézards du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle Naturelle. Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 119 pp.
  • Günther, A. 1867. Additions to the knowledge of Australian reptiles and fishes. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (3) 20: 45-57 - get paper here
  • Günther, A. 1873. Notes on and descriptions of some lizards with rudimentary limbs, in the British Museum. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (4) 12: 145-148 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Smith,M.A. 1937. A review of the genus Lygosoma (Scincidae: Reptilia) and its allies. Records of the Indian Museum 39 (3): 213-234
  • Storr, G. M. 1971. The genus Lerista (Lacertilia: Scincidae) in Western Australia. J R. Soc. West. Aust. 54: 59-75
  • Storr, G. M., Smith, L. A. & Johnstone, R. E. 1981. Lizards of Western Australia. I. Skinks. Perth: University of Western Australia Press and Western Australian Museum, 200 pp.
  • Storr, G. M.; L. A. Smith, and R. E. Johnstone 1999. Lizards of Western Australia. I. Skinks. Revised Edition. Western Australian Museum
  • Werner, F. 1910. Reptilia (Geckonidae und Scincidae). In: Michaelsen, W., and R. Hartmeyer: Die Fauna Südwest-Australiens. Vol. 2. G. Fischer, Jena, pp. 451-493. - 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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