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Lerista puncticauda STORR, 1991

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Dotty-tailed Robust Slider 
SynonymLerista puncticauda STORR 1991
Lerista puncticauda — COGGER 2000: 761
Aphroditia puncticauda — WELLS 2012: 184
Lerista puncticauda — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (Western Australia)

Type locality: 25 km NNE Queen Victoria Spring, WA [30°14'S 123°41'E].  
TypesHolotype: WAM R100809. 
DiagnosisA member of the L. macropisthopus group with 2 fingers, 3 toes and little pattern apart from brown-dotted whitish tail. 
CommentLimb morphology: 2 digits, 3 toes 
EtymologyFrom Latin punctum (dot) and cauda (tail). 
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp. - get paper here
  • Cogger, H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Couper, P., Covacevich, J., Amey, A. & Baker, A. 2006. The genera of skinks (Family Scincidae) of Australia and its island territories: diversity, distribution and identification. in: Merrick, J.R., Archer, M., Hickey, G.M. & Lee, M.S.Y. (eds.). Evolution and Zoogeography of Australasian Vertebrates. Australian Scientific Publishing, Sydney, pp. 367-384
  • Skinner, Adam; Michael S Y Lee and Mark N Hutchinson 2008. Rapid and repeated limb loss in a clade of scincid lizards. [Lerista]. BMC Evolutionary Biology 8:310 - get paper here
  • Storr G M. 1991. Partial revision of the Lerista macropisthopus group (Lacertilia: Scincidae). Rec. West. Austr. Mus. 15 (1): 149-161 - get paper here
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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