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Lerista praefrontalis GREER, 1986

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesYampi Sandslider 
SynonymLerista praefrontalis GREER 1986
Lerista praefrontalis — COGGER 2000: 530
Rhodona praefrontalis — WELLS 2012: 34
Lerista praefrontalis — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (West Australia)

Type locality: Type locality: King Hall Island, WA [16°05'S 123°25'E]. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: WAM R 80580 
CommentOnly known from the holotype (Amey et al. 2005).

Diagnosis: Differs from all other members of the bipes species group (sensu stricto) in each of the following characters: prefrontals distinct, and phalanges of fourth toe of pes four instead of five. 
EtymologyThe species name derives from the unique retention of the prefrontals within
the bipes species-group.. 
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.
  • Couper, P., Covacevich, J., Amey, A. & Baker, A. 2006. The genera of skinks (Family Scincidae) of Australia and its island territories: diversity, distribution and identification. in: Merrick, J.R., Archer, M., Hickey, G.M. & Lee, M.S.Y. (eds.). Evolution and Zoogeography of Australasian Vertebrates. Australian Scientific Publishing, Sydney, pp. 367-384
  • Greer A E 1986. Diagnosis of the Lerista bipes species-group (Lacertilia: Scincidae), with a description of a new species and an updated diagnosis of the genus. Rec. West. Austr. Mus. 13 (1): 121-127 - 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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