Lerista kendricki STORR, 1991
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Lerista kendricki?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Sphenomorphinae (Sphenomorphini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Dark Broad-blazed Slider|
|Synonym||Lerista kendricki STORR 1991|
Lerista kendricki — COGGER 2000: 761
Telchinoscincus kendricki — WELLS 2012: 129
Lerista kendricki — WILSON & SWAN 2010
|Distribution||Australia (Western Australia)|
Type locality: 15 km SW Hamelin HS, WA [26°32'S 114°05'E].
|Types||Holotype: WAM R93887.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: A moderately small, strongly patterned member of the L. nichollsi complex (up to 118 mm long) with immovable eyelids, 4 supraciliaries, wide vertebral stripe, two toes and forelimb represented by a small pit or groove (occasionally with a minute stump up to 0.2 mm long), Distinguishable from the L. nichollsi subgroup by lesser size, relatively shorter tail, larger second loreal, larger presuboculars, darker head, wider vertebral "tripe and narrower upper lateral stripe (Storr 1991). |
Description: Snout-vent length (mm): 28-67 (N 265, mean 48.1). Tail (% SYL): 68-95 (N 105, mean 81.7), Nasals in very short to long contact. Prefrontals widely separated. Frontoparietals and interparietal fused. Supraoculars 3, first two in contact with frontal. Supraciliaries normally 4, last much the smallest (in one specimen second and third fused to each other, in another third and fourth fused to third supraocular, in another fourth divided). Loreals 2, second not fused to prefrontal. Presuboculars 2. Upper labials 6. Nuchals 1 (N 11), 2 (19) or 3 (1). Midbody scale rows 20 (N 5). Lamellae under longer toe 11-15 (N 25, mean 11.6), rarely with a weak keel. (Storr 1991)
Coloration: Broad medium to dark brown vertebral stripe from snout to tail, very rarely covering whole width of back but usually leaving a narrow brownish white dorsolateral stripe; enclosing 4 rows of small angular brown to blackish brown spots on back. Narrow blackish brown upper lateral stripe from nasal to end of tail, on body usually occupying two adjacent half-scales, and continuous with dark upper and lateral edges of upper labials. Upper surface of hindlegs mottled with dark greyish brown. (Storr 1991)
|Comment||Limb morphology: 0 digits, 2 toes|
|Etymology||Named after zoologist Peter Graeme Kendrick in appreciation of his research into Lerisla. notably the L. nichollsi complex.|