Lerista kalumburu STORR, 1976
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Lerista kalumburu?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Sphenomorphinae (Sphenomorphini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Kalumburu Slider|
|Synonym||Lerista kalumburu STORR 1976: 250|
Lerista kalumburu — COGGER 1983: 173
Lerista kalumburu — COGGER 2000: 521
Marrunisauria kalumburu — WELLS 2012: 227
Lerista kalumburu — WILSON & SWAN 2010
|Distribution||Australia (Western Australia: Northern Kimberley)|
Type locality: Kalumburu, 14° 18’ S, 126'38’ E, W. A.
|Types||Holotype: WAM R27915|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: A species of Lerista with two or three toes, forelimb with a single digit or a stump, a free eyelid, frontoparietals not fused to interparietal, four or five supraciliaries all in contact, three supraoculars, and no more than five nuchals (AMEY & WORTHINGTON WILMER 2014).|
Original Diagnosis: Small obscurely spotted Lerista with digits 1 + 3, eyelid movable, and frontoparietals separated. Further distinguishable from L. walkeri and L. borealis by smaller frontoparietals, larger primary temporal arid fewer rows of midbody scales; it is also less heavily spotted under the tail, and th~ supraciliaries are less disparate in size. (Storr 1976)
Description (of holotype, the onl specimen available to Storr): Snout-vent length (mm): 50. Length, of appendages etc. (% SVL): foreleg 2; hindleg 13; tail 73; snout to foreleg 25.
Nasals forming a long median suture. Prefrontals widely separated. Frontoparietals separated, ver~ much smaller than interparietal. Nuchals 2-3. Supraoculars 3, first two contacting frontal. Supraciliaries 5; first and fourth
'largest; second, third and fifth smallest. Upper secondary temporal largest; lower secondary much the smallest. Midbody scale rows 18. Lamellae under longest toe 8-9.
Coloration: surface brown, each dorsal scale with a central brown spot; spots on flanks tending to coalesce into obscure longitudinally orientated lines. Lips pale brown barred with dark brown. Under surface whitish, sparsely spotted with pale brown towards tip of tail. (Storr 1976)
|Comment||Limb morphology: 1 digits, 3 toes|
|Etymology||Named after the type locality.|