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Lerista verhmens SMITH & ADAMS, 2007

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymLerista verhmens SMITH & ADAMS 2007
Phaneropis verhmens — WELLS 2012: 78
Lerista verhmens — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (Western Australia: Stony hills of the Western Pilbara)

Type locality: 19km W of intersection of Coongan River & Talga River at 20° 53' 44. 2" S, 119° 36' 7. 2" E (site PHYC9, Pilbara Biological Survey)  
TypesHolotype: WAM R161474, adult female, SVL 48 mm, TL 61. Collected by J. Rolfe on 1 October 2005.
EtymologyThe specific epithet, Latin for powerful, alludes to the robust build of this species. 
  • 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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