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Lerista allochira KENDRICK, 1989

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae (Sphenomorphini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Cape Range Slider 
SynonymLerista allochira KENDRICK 1989
Lerista allochira — COGGER 2000: 512
Phaneropis allochirus — WELLS 2012: 69
Lerista allochira — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (Western Australia)

Type locality: from the bed of Yardie Creek Gorge, North WEst Cape, 1.5 km upstream from Ocean, 22° 19’ S, 113° 49” E.  
TypesHolotype: WAM R95722 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Distinguished from all other members of the L. muelleri complex by having two (rather than three) fingers and one presubocular (rather than two). 
CommentLimb morphology: 2 digits, 3 toes 
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp. - get paper here
  • Cogger, H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Couper, P., Covacevich, J., Amey, A. & Baker, A. 2006. The genera of skinks (Family Scincidae) of Australia and its island territories: diversity, distribution and identification. in: Merrick, J.R., Archer, M., Hickey, G.M. & Lee, M.S.Y. (eds.). Evolution and Zoogeography of Australasian Vertebrates. Australian Scientific Publishing, Sydney, pp. 367-384
  • Kendrick P G 1989. Two new species of Lerista (Lacertilia: Scincidae) from the Cape Range and Kennedy Range of Western Australia. Journal of Herpetology 23 (4): 350-355 - get paper here
  • Skinner, Adam; Michael S Y Lee and Mark N Hutchinson 2008. Rapid and repeated limb loss in a clade of scincid lizards. [Lerista]. BMC Evolutionary Biology 8:310 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Storr, G. M.; L. A. Smith, and R. E. Johnstone 1999. Lizards of Western Australia. I. Skinks. Revised Edition. Western Australian Museum
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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