Lerista gascoynensis STORR, 1986
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Lerista gascoynensis?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Sphenomorphinae (Sphenomorphini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Gascoyne Broad-blazed Slider|
|Synonym||Lerista gascoynensis STORR 1986|
Lerista gascoynensis — COGGER 2000: 520
Lerista gascoynensis — PIANKA & VITT 2003: 215
Telchinoscincus gascoynensis — WELLS 2012: 128
Lerista gascoynensis — WILSON & SWAN 2010
|Distribution||Australia (Western Australia)|
Type locality: 16 km S Gascoyne Junction, WA [25°10'S 115°12'E].
|Types||Holotype: WAM R55971.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: A medium-sized member of the L. nichollsi complex with immovable eyelids, three supraciliaries (first and second separated by first supraocular) and narrow vertebral stripe. Distinguishable from L. uniduo by its greater size (maximum SVL 70 mm, v. 59), relatively stouter body and bolder pattern, and from both subspecies of L. nichollsi by its fewer supraciliaries (four in L. n. nichollsi and L. n. petersoni).|
|Comment||Limb morphology: 0 digits, 2 toes. Does not have front limbs but reduced hind limbs with 2 digits each.|
|Etymology||Named after its occurrence in the Gascoyne River basin.|