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Lerista talpina STORR, 1991

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesPhantom Mole Slider 
SynonymLerista talpina STORR 1991
Lerista talpina — COGGER 2000: 762 
DistributionAustralia (West Australia)

Type locality: 2 km W Bullara, WA [22°41'S 114°01'E] Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: WAM R74947. 
CommentSynonymy: WELLS 2012: 133 lists this species as a synonym of Telchinoscincus (= Lerista) petersoni STORR 1984. 
EtymologyFrom Latin ta/pa (mole). 
  • 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.
  • Storr G M 1991. Four new members of the Lerista nichollsi complex (Lacertilia: Scincidae). Rec. West. Austr. Mus. 15 (1) 1991: 139-147 - get paper here
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