Lerista separanda STORR, 1976
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Lerista separanda?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Sphenomorphinae (Sphenomorphini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Dampierland Plain Slider|
|Synonym||Lerista separanda STORR 1976: 246|
Lerista separanda — COGGER 1983: 176
Lerista separanda — COGGER 2000: 530
Miculia separanda — WELLS 2012: 59
Lerista separanda — WILSON & SWAN 2010
|Distribution||Australia (Western Australia)|
Type locality: Coulomb Point, 17° 21’ S, 122° 09’ E, W. A.
|Types||Holotype: WAM R40268|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: Small slender Lerista with digits 4 + 4, eyelid immovable (i.e. a large transparent disc surrounded by an almost complete series of granules). Distinguishable from L. elegans by 18 (rather than 16) midbody scale rows, and frolp. L. distinguenda by nasals forming a median suture; further distinguishable from both of those species by pale back without dark spots or olive tone but anteriorly with a wide faint vertebral stripe. (Storr 1976)|
Description (of holotype, the only available specimen at the time): Snout-vent length (mm): 30. Length of appendages etc. (% SVL): foreleg 19; hindleg 33; tail 118; snout to foreleg 32.
Nasals forming a moderately long median suture. Prefrontals widely separated. F.rontoparietals forming a long median suture; smaller than interparietal. Nuchals 2. Supraoculars 3, first two contacting frontal. Supraciliaries 4, last much the smallest. Upper secondary temporal much the 'largest; lower secondary much the smallest (on other side, primary temporal broken into two scales subequal to lower secondary). Midbody scale rows 18. Lamellae under longest toe 15-16, slightly compressed and very weakly keeled.
Coloration: Upper surface pale pinkish buff, each scale finely edged with brown. A brown spot in centre of frontonasal, frontoparietals and interparietal, and a brown median streak on frontal, nape and foreback. Dark brown upper lateral stripe from tip of snout back through orbit to base of tail. Under surface whitish. (Storr 1976)