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Lerista terdigitata (PARKER, 1926)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Robust Mulch-slider 
SynonymLygosoma (Rhodona) terdigitatum PARKER 1926
Rhodona terdigitatum — SMITH 1937: 230
Lerista terdigitata — GREER 1967
Lerista terdigitata — COGGER 1983: 177
Lerista terdigitata — COGGER 2000: 5339
Cybelia terdigitata — WELLS 2012: 24
Lerista terdigitata — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (South Australia, Western Australia)

Type locality: Flindera Is., Investigator Group, S. A.  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.8.15.61 
CommentType Species: Lygosoma (Rhodona) terdigitatum Parker, 1926 is the type species of the genus Cybelia WELLS 2012: 241. WELLS 2012: 47 erected the genus for G. elongata, speciosa, terdigitata, tridactyla. Unfortunately WELLS did not provide a phylogenetic analysis of the genera into which he broke up Lerista, hence we leave the current genus Lerista intact for the time being.

Limb morphology: 3 digits, 3 toes 
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  • 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
  • Greer, Allen E. 1967. A new generic arrangement for some Australian scincid lizards. Breviora (267): 1-19 - get paper here
  • Parker, H. W. 1926. A new lizard from South Australia. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (9) 18: 203-205 - get paper here
  • Smith, M.A. 1937. A review of the genus Lygosoma (Scincidae: Reptilia) and its allies. Records of the Indian Museum 39 (3): 213-234
  • Storr, G. M. 1971. The genus Lerista (Lacertilia: Scincidae) in Western Australia. J R. Soc. West. Aust. 54: 59-75
  • Storr, G. M., Smith, L. A. & Johnstone, R. E. 1981. Lizards of Western Australia. I. Skinks. Perth: University of Western Australia Press and Western Australian Museum, 200 pp.
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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