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Lerista rochfordensis AMEY & COUPER, 2009

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymLerista rochfordensis AMEY & COUPER 2009
Gavisus rochfordensis — WELLS 2012: 114
Lerista rochfordensis — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (Queensland)

Type locality: Rochford Scrub, Queensland, Australia (20° 06’ 49” S 146° 37’ 03” E). Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: QM J84790, collected 11-12 Dec 2006 in pitfall trap. 
CommentDiagnosis. Readily distinguished from all other Lerista by; forelimb absent with no groove or other indication, hindlimb 5–8% SVL with a single clawed digit, and five supraciliaries. 
  • Amey, A.P. & Couper, P.J. 2009. A new limb-reduced skink (Scincidae: Lerista) from the dry rainforest of north Queensland, Australia. Zootaxa 2173: 19–30 - get paper here
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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