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Lerista rolfei SMITH & ADAMS, 2007

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymLerista rolfei SMITH & ADAMS 2007
Phaneropis rolfei — WELLS 2012: 77
Lerista rolfei — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (Western Australia: From the Ashburton River Valley in the north and throughout Gascoyne region)

Type locality: 35km SE of Gascoyne Junction, Western Australia at 25° 10' 31.4"S, 115° 29' 18.6"E (site GJ2, Carnarvon Basin Survey).  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: WAM R120575*, an adult male , SVL 3 8 mm, TL 46 mm. Collected by B. Maryan and A. Desmond on 10 April 1994. 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed for James (”Jim”) Rolfe of the Department of Conservation and Land Management since 1984. Still digging pit traps; still contributing reptiles to the Western Australian Museum collections. 
References
  • 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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