Lerista maculosa STORR, 1991
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Lerista maculosa?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Spotted Broad-blazed Slider|
|Synonym||Lerista maculosa STORR 1991|
Lerista maculosa — COGGER 2000: 761
|Distribution||Australia (Western Australia)|
Type locality: 5 km W Overlander, WA [26°24'S 114°25'E].
|Types||Holotype: WAM R95921.|
|Comment||Synonymy: WELLS 2012: 134 lists this species as a synonym of Telchinoscincus (= Lerista) uniduo STORR 1984. This seems to be based on note 68 in Aplin & Smith 2001 who say “Following Aplin et al. (submitted) we treat Lerista maculosa Storr, 1991 as a probable junior synonym of L. uniduo 1984.” According to Glenn Shea (pers. comm., 19 Apr 2017) this paper never got published though.|
|Etymology||Latin for covered in spots.|