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Lerista micra SMITH & ADAMS, 2007

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymLerista micra SMITH & ADAMS 2007
Phaneropis micra — WELLS 2012: 73
Lerista micra — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (Western Australia: Upper west coast and hinterland from Gnaraloo in the north, south to the Murchison River and
inland to Carey Downs and Nerren Nerren Stations)

Type locality: 4km south of Gilroyd HS Western Australia at 25°51'S,115°11'E.  
TypesHolotype: WAM R116786*, a male, SVL 31 mm, TL 42mm. Collected on 22 June 1993 by G. Harold and B. Maryan. 
EtymologyThe specific epithet micra is derived from the Greek mikros (small). Lerista micra is one of the smallest species discovered so far in the L.muelleri species group. 
  • 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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