Lerista zietzi WELLS & WELLINGTON, 1985
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Lerista zietzi?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Pilbara Blue-tailed Slider|
|Synonym||Lerista zietzi WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985|
Lerista chalybura STORR 1985
Lerista chalybura — SHEA 1999: 38
Lerista zietzi — STORR et al. 1999
Lerista chalybura — COGGER 2000: 515
Lerista zietzi — AMEY et al. 2005
Tychismia zietzi — WELLS 2012: 266
Lerista zietzi — WILSON & SWAN 2010
|Distribution||Australia (Western Australia)|
Type locality: 9 miles S Wittenoom, WA.
chalybura: Australia (Western Australia); Type locality: Weeli Wolli Spring, WA [22°55'S 119°12'E].
|Types||Holotype: WAM R37078.|
Holotype: WAM R73934; Paratype: AM [chalybura]
|Comment||Synonymy: WELLS 2012: 266 lists L. chalybura as a synonym of Tychismia (= Lerista) zietzi. Lerista chalybura has been considered “a junior synonym of Lerista zietzi Wells & Wellington, 1985, the holotype of which is a paratype of L. chalybura. The nominal date of publication of L. zietzi is 1.iii.1985, although we have been unable to identify a copy of the publication received before 19.ix.1985, when J. Covacevich (pers. comm.) sighted one. The first copy sighted by G. Shea was sold to him by R. Wellington on 27.ix.1985. The nominal date of publication of L. chalybura is 30.viii.1985. Until the priority of these names is more definitively assessed, we maintain L. zietzi (SHEA & SADLIER 1999). Not listed by COGGER 2014.|