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Lerista edwardsae STORR, 1982

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Myall Slider 
SynonymLerista picturata edwardsae STORR 1982
Lerista edwardsae — STORR 1991
Lerista picturata edwardsae — COGGER 2000: 529
Aphroditia edwardsae — WELLS 2012: 170
Lerista edwardsae — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (S South Australia)

Type locality: 6 km SE Streaky Bay, SA [32°50'S 134°15'E].  
TypesHolotype: SAMA R17787, paratypes SAMA, AM, WAM; 97 paratype specimens. 
CommentNot listed in COGGER 1983.

Limb morphology: 0 digits, 2 toes 
EtymologyNamed after Adrienne Edwards, herpetologist at the South Australian Museum, Adelaide. 
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  • Storr G M 1982. Four new Lerista (Lacertilia: Scincidae) from Western & South Australia. Rec. West. Austr. Mus. 10 (1): 1-9 - get paper here
  • Storr G M. 1991. Revision of Lerista picturata (Lacertilia Scincidae) of Southern Australia. Rec. West. Austr. Mus. 15 (3): 529-534. - 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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