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Lerista elongata STORR, 1990

IUCN Red List - Lerista elongata - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae (Sphenomorphini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Wide-striped Mulch Slider 
SynonymLerista elongata STORR 1990
Lerista elongata — COGGER 2000: 760
Cybelia elongata — WELLS 2012: 248
Lerista elongata — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (arid interior of South Australia)

Type locality: 18 km N Billa Kalina, SA [29°45'S 136°15'E].  
TypesHolotype: SAMA R20992. 
CommentApparently not listed in COGGER 1983.

Limb morphology: 3 digits, 3 toes 
EtymologyFrom the Latin elongatus (elongate) in reference to the elongate body. (G. Shea, pers. comm., 9 Feb 2024) 
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp. - get paper here
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  • 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
  • Storr G M 1990. Revision of Lersita terdigitata (Lacertilia: Scincidae). Rec. West. Austr. Mus. 14 (4): 547-552 - 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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