Lerista picturata (FRY, 1914)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Lerista picturata?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Sphenomorphinae (Sphenomorphini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Southern Robust Slider|
|Synonym||Lygosoma (Rhodona) picturatum FRY 1914: 186|
Rhodona picturata — SMITH 1937: 230
Lygosoma (Rhodona) picturatum — GLAUERT 1960: 98
Lerista picturata — GREER 1967
Lerista picturata — COGGER 1983: 176
Lerista picturata — COGGER 2000: 528
Aphroditia picturata — WELLS 2012: 181
Lerista picturata — WILSON & SWAN 2010
|Distribution||Australia (southern interior of Western Australia)|
Type locality: Boulder, W. A.
|Types||Holotype: AMS (AM) R3101|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: A large Lerista with one finger (terminating in wide flat scale), two toes, movable eyelid, two supraoculars and strong colour pattern (four dark dorsal lines and wide sharp-edged upper lateral stripe). (Storr 1991)|
Description: Snout-vent length (mm): 40-92 (N 90, mean 73.4). Length of appendages etc. (% SVL): foreleg 1-2 (N 71, mean 1.4), hindleg 14-20 (N 84, mean 16.8), tail 76-109 (N 24, mean 94.1), snout to foreleg 22-29 (N 77, mean 25.4).
Nasals in contact (N 75). Prefrontals widely separated. Frontoparietals separated, very much smaller than interparietal (N 74). Nuchals 1-6 (N 51, mean 3.8). Supraoculars two, first in contact with frontal. Supraciliaries three with first much the largest (N 69) or four with first and third largest (5). Upper labials six (N 77). Midbody scale rows 20 (N 58), 21 (4) or 22 (10). Lamellae under longer toe 10-16 (N 83, mean 12.8). (Storr 1991)
Coloration: Upper surface pale brown, slightly tinged reddish and marked with dark brown or blackish brown: blotches on head, four lines on back and stripe from lore to tail (on which it becomes narrower and broken into spots), 1.5-2 scales wide on body. Lower lateral and ventral surfaces yellow in life. (Storr 1991)
|Comment||The former subspecies edwardsae and baynesi have been elevated to species status.|
Limb morphology: 0 digits, 2 toes