Lerista griffini STORR, 1982
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Lerista griffini?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Stout Sandslider|
|Synonym||Lerista griffini STORR 1982|
Lerista griffini — COGGER 2000: 521
Gaia griffini — WELLS 2012: 200
Lerista griffini — WILSON & SWAN 2010
|Distribution||Australia (Northern Territory, Western Australia)|
Type locality: Kununurra, WA [15°47'S 128°44'E].
|Types||Holotype: WAM R75543.|
|Comment||Limb morphology: 0 digits, 2 toes|
Synonymy: Maryan suspected that Lerista praefrontalis is an aberrant specimen of L. griffini, suggesting that the former is a synonym of L. griffini.
|Etymology||Named after Philip Griffin (b. 1964), an English-born herpetologist, photographer, and professional musician who grew up in Western Australia and lives in Adelaide. He worked with Storr on herpetological surveys of the Lake Eyre region.|