Lerista varia STORR, 1986
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Lerista varia?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Shark Bay Broad-blazed Slider|
|Synonym||Lerista varia STORR 1986: 50|
Lerista varia — COGGER 2000: 534
Rhodona varia — WELLS 2012: 35
Lerista varia — WILSON & SWAN 2010
|Distribution||Australia (Western Australia)|
Type locality: Type locality: Denham, WA [25°55' S, 113°32'E].
|Types||Holotype: WAM R81341|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: A moderately large member of the L. nichollsi complex with movable eyelids, differing from L. connivens by its highly variable but generally much weaker pattern and by its fewer midbody scale rows (mostly 20, V. mostly 22); it is also smaller, has a darker dorsal ground colour and often has four (rather than only two) series of black dorsal spots. Unstriped specimens superficially similar to young L. lineopunctulata, but distinguishable by fewer supraciliaries (four with first much wider than high, v. five with first not wider than high), longer hindleg (12-18 % of SVL, V. 6-13 %), more numerous lamellae under longer toe (6-12, seldom fewer than 9; v. 4-11, seldom more than 9), and invariably having two toes (often only one in northern lineopunctulata).|
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