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Lerista vanderduysi COUPER, AMEY & WORTHINGTON-WILMER, 2016

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Leaden-bellied Fine-line Slider 
SynonymLerista vanderduysi COUPER, AMEY & WORTHINGTON-WILMER 2016 
DistributionAustralia (Queensland)

Type locality: Blackbraes National Park, 180 km NE Hughenden, MEQ (19° 33' 58" S, 143° 59' 28" E)  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype. QM J79057; Paratypes. QMJ77459, Blackbraes National Park, between Hughenden and Mount Garnet, NWQ (19° 32' 54" S, 143° 56' 27" E), 23 April, 2002; QMJ77548, Blackbraes National Park, between Hughenden and Mount Garnet, NWQ (19° 33' 07" S, 143° 58' 20" E), 23 April, 2002; QMJ79058–J79060, Blackbraes National Park, 180 km NE Hughenden, NWQ (19° 35' 14" S, 144° 01' 00" E), 31 March, 2003; QMJ80715, Blackbraes National Park, Gorge Creek Rd, NWQ (19° 35' 13" S, 144° 01' 00" E), 22 October, 2003; QMJ81773, Blackbraes National Park, NWQ (19° 35' 14" S, 144° 01' 00" E), 23 November, 2004; QMJ82299, Kidston Dam, NWQ (19° 02' 08" S, 144° 07' 16" E), 14 August, 2014; QMJ88148–J88150, Gilberton, NWQ (19° 12' 28" S, 143° 39' 58" E), 18 August, 2008; QMJ91705, Gilberton Station, NWQ (19° 12' 50" S, 143° 39' 47" E), 17 May, 2011; QMJ91719, Gilberton Station, NWQ (19° 12' 50" S, 143° 39' 47" E), 18 May, 2011; QMJ91729, Blackbraes National Park, NWQ (19° 33' 58" S, 143° 59' 28" E); QMJ91730–91731, Blackbraes National Park, NWQ (19° 35' 14" S, 144° 01' 00" E). 
CommentHabitat: largely restricted to patches of semi-evergreen vine thickets. 
EtymologyNamed for Eric Vanderduys, CSIRO, for his contributions to Queensland herpetology. Eric has had a long-standing interest in this species and helped to collect the type series. Pronounced Vander – dice – i. 
References
  • COUPER, PATRICK J.; ANDREW P. AMEY, JESSICA WORTHINGTON-WILMER 2016. Cryptic diversity within the narrowly endemic Lerista wilkinsi group of north Queensland—two new species (Reptilia: Scincidae) Zootaxa 4162 (1): 061–091 - get paper here
 
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