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Lerista - Bell, 1833

Pronunciation: ler-ISS-tah
 Etymology: apparently meaningless.1

Taxonomic notes:

Notes:
Statistics: Reproductive modes:
Oviparous - 94 out of 94 Australian species

Size range:
Smallest Australian species: northern dotted-line robust slider (Lerista miopus) at cm
 Longest Australian species: noonbah robust slider (Lerista emmotti) at 10 cm
Number of Australian species: 94
 

desert plain slider (Lerista aericeps)
Windorah, Queensland
Photo © David Fischer
desert plain slider (Lerista aericeps) distribution range map Lerista aericeps
Desert plain slider
Year described
Storr 1986
Description

Retro slider (Lerista allanae)
Clermont region, Queensland
Photo © Eric Vanderduys
Retro slider (Lerista allanae) distribution range map Lerista allanae
Retro slider
Year described
(Longman 1937)
Description
Lacks forelimbs.

Cape Range slider (Lerista allochira)
Cape Range National Park, Western Australia
Photo © Brad Maryan
Cape Range slider (Lerista allochira) distribution range map Lerista allochira
Cape Range slider
Year described
Kendrick 1989
Description

limbless fine-lined slider (Lerista ameles)
Mt Surprise, Queensland
Photo © Ray Lloyd
limbless fine-lined slider (Lerista ameles) distribution range map Lerista ameles
Limbless fine-lined slider
Year described
Greer 1979
Description
Entirely lacking limbs; snout rounded, rather than wedge-shaped in profile; lower eyelid moveable; interparietal scale distinct (unfused) from frontoparietals.2

friendly slider (Lerista amicorum)
Fortescue Floodout, Western Australia
Photo © Ray Lloyd
friendly slider (Lerista amicorum) distribution range map Lerista amicorum
Friendly slider
Year described
Smith & Adams 2007
Description

Dampierland limbless slider (Lerista apoda)
Broome, Western Australia
Photo © Jordan Vos
Dampierland limbless slider (Lerista apoda) distribution range map Lerista apoda
Dampierland limbless slider
Year described
Storr 1976
Description

Bight slider (Lerista arenicola)
Eyre Peninsula, South Australia
Photo © Jordan de Jong
Bight slider (Lerista arenicola) distribution range map Lerista arenicola
Bight slider
Year described
Storr 1971
Description

stripe-sided robust slider (Lerista axillaris)
Kalbarri, Western Australia
Photo © Brad Maryan
stripe-sided robust slider (Lerista axillaris) distribution range map Lerista axillaris
Stripe-sided robust slider
Year described
Storr 1991
Description

Baynes' slider (Lerista baynesi)
Eyre Bird Observatory, Western Australia
Photo © Brad Maryan
Baynes' slider (Lerista baynesi) distribution range map Lerista baynesi
Baynes' slider
Year described
Storr 1971
Description

north-western sandslider (Lerista bipes)
Strelley River, Western Australia
Photo © Ray Lloyd
north-western sandslider (Lerista bipes) distribution range map Lerista bipes
North-western sandslider
Year described
(Fischer 1882)
Description

inland Kimberley slider (Lerista borealis)
Keep River region, Northern Territory
Photo © Stephen Zozaya
inland Kimberley slider (Lerista borealis) distribution range map Lerista borealis
Inland Kimberley slider
Year described
Storr 1971
Description

south-eastern slider (Lerista bougainvillii)
Dunkeld, Victoria
Photo © Henry Cook
south-eastern slider (Lerista bougainvillii) distribution range map Lerista bougainvillii
South-eastern slider
Year described
(Gray 1839)
Description

Bungle Bungle robust slider (Lerista bunglebungle)
Purnululu National Park, Western Australia
Photo © Ray Lloyd
Bungle Bungle robust slider (Lerista bunglebungle) distribution range map Lerista bunglebungle
Bungle Bungle robust slider
Year described
Storr 1991
Description

Carpentaria fine-lined slider (Lerista carpentariae)
Alyangula, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory
Photo © Rob Valentic
Carpentaria fine-lined slider (Lerista carpentariae) distribution range map Lerista carpentariae
Carpentaria fine-lined slider
Year described
Greer 1983
Description
Lacking any trace of forelimbs; hind limbs posses either a single digit or none at all.3

lyre-patterned slider (Lerista chordae)
Torrens Creek, Queensland
Photo © Ray Lloyd
lyre-patterned slider (Lerista chordae) distribution range map Lerista chordae
Lyre-patterned slider
Year described
Amey, Kutt & Hutchinson 2005
Description

bold-striped slider (Lerista christinae)
Muchea, Western Australia
Photo © Brad Maryan
bold-striped slider (Lerista christinae) distribution range map Lerista christinae
Bold-striped slider
Year described
Storr 1979
Description

vine-thicket fine-lined slider (Lerista cinerea)
Hann Creek, Queensland
Photo © Ray Lloyd
vine-thicket fine-lined slider (Lerista cinerea) distribution range map Lerista cinerea
Vine-thicket fine-lined slider
Year described
Greer, McDonald & Lawrie 1983
Description
"Distinguished from all other Lerista by its combination of enlarged first supraciliary, monodactyl hindlimb, single loreal, usually single preocular, single presubocular and no broad black lateral band." (Couper, Amey & Worthington Wilmer 2016) Midbody scale rows 18-20, normally 18.

sharp-blazed three-toed slider (Lerista clara)
Port Hedland, Western Australia
Photo © Jordan Vos
sharp-blazed three-toed slider (Lerista clara) distribution range map Lerista clara
Sharp-blazed three-toed slider
Year described
Smith & Adams 2007
Description

nubbined fine-lined slider (Lerista colliveri)
Mingela Range, Queensland
Photo © Ray Lloyd
nubbined fine-lined slider (Lerista colliveri) distribution range map Lerista colliveri
Nubbined fine-lined slider
Year described
Couper & Ingram 1992
Description
Moveable eyelid; foreleg represented by a nubbin; hindleg with one clawed digit.4

blinking broad-blazed slider (Lerista connivens)
Shark Bay, Western Australia
Photo © Gina Barnett
blinking broad-blazed slider (Lerista connivens) distribution range map Lerista connivens
Blinking broad-blazed slider
Year described
Storr 1971
Description

Central Deserts robust slider (Lerista desertorum)
Leonora, Western Australia
Photo © Mark Sanders
Central Deserts robust slider (Lerista desertorum) distribution range map Lerista desertorum
Central Deserts robust slider
Year described
(Sternfeld 1919)
Description

south-western orange-tailed slider (Lerista distinguenda)
Dryandra Woodland, Western Australia
Photo © Stewart Macdonald
south-western orange-tailed slider (Lerista distinguenda) distribution range map Lerista distinguenda
South-western orange-tailed slider
Year described
(Werner 1910)
Description

southern slider (Lerista dorsalis)
Yorke Peninsula, South Australia
Photo © Rob Valentic
southern slider (Lerista dorsalis) distribution range map Lerista dorsalis
Southern slider
Year described
Storr 1985
Description

Edwards' slider (Lerista edwardsae)
Kimba, South Australia
Photo © David Fischer
Edwards' slider (Lerista edwardsae) distribution range map Lerista edwardsae
Edwards' slider
Year described
Storr 1982
Description

elegant slider (Lerista elegans)
Perth, Western Australia
Photo © Jordan Vos
elegant slider (Lerista elegans) distribution range map Lerista elegans
Elegant slider
Year described
(J.E. Gray 1845)
Description

wide-striped mulch slider (Lerista elongata)
Coober Pedy, South Australia
Photo © Matthew McIntosh
wide-striped mulch slider (Lerista elongata) distribution range map Lerista elongata
Wide-striped mulch slider
Year described
Storr 1990
Description

noonbah robust slider (Lerista emmotti)
Windorah, Queensland
Photo © Eric Vanderduys
noonbah robust slider (Lerista emmotti) distribution range map Lerista emmotti
Noonbah robust slider
Year described
Ingram, Couper & Donnellan 1993
Description

good-legged slider (Lerista eupoda)
Cue, Western Australia
Photo © Ray Lloyd
good-legged slider (Lerista eupoda) distribution range map Lerista eupoda
Good-legged slider
Year described
Smith 1996
Description

Pilbara flame-tailed slider (Lerista flammicauda)
Tom Price, Western Australia
Photo © Jordan Vos
Pilbara flame-tailed slider (Lerista flammicauda) distribution range map Lerista flammicauda
Pilbara flame-tailed slider
Year described
Storr 1985
Description

eastern mulch-slider (Lerista fragilis)
Goondiwindi, Queensland
Photo © Mark Sanders
eastern mulch-slider (Lerista fragilis) distribution range map Lerista fragilis
Eastern mulch-slider
Year described
(Günther 1876)
Description

centralian slider (Lerista frosti)
Alice Springs, Northern Territory
Photo © Ray Lloyd
centralian slider (Lerista frosti) distribution range map Lerista frosti
Centralian slider
Year described
(Zietz 1920)
Description

Gascoyne broad-blazed slider (Lerista gascoynensis)
Dairy Creek Homestead, Western Australia
Photo © Brad Maryan
Gascoyne broad-blazed slider (Lerista gascoynensis) distribution range map Lerista gascoynensis
Gascoyne broad-blazed slider
Year described
Storr 1986
Description

bold-striped robust slider (Lerista gerrardii)
Lake Moore, Western Australia
Photo © Ray Lloyd
bold-striped robust slider (Lerista gerrardii) distribution range map Lerista gerrardii
Bold-striped robust slider
Year described
(J.E. Gray 1864)
Description

South-eastern Kimberley sandslider (Lerista greeri)
Cable Beach, Broome, Western Australia
Photo © Rob Valentic
South-eastern Kimberley sandslider (Lerista greeri) distribution range map Lerista greeri
South-eastern Kimberley sandslider
Year described
Storr 1982
Description

stout sandslider (Lerista griffini)
Frazier Downs Station, Western Australia
Photo © Rob Valentic
stout sandslider (Lerista griffini) distribution range map Lerista griffini
Stout sandslider
Year described
Storr 1982
Description

No thumbnail available Gnaraloo mulch-slider (Lerista haroldi) distribution range map Lerista haroldi
Gnaraloo mulch-slider
Year described
Storr 1983
Description

Hobson's fine-lined slider (Lerista hobsoni)
Pentland, Queensland
Photo © Stewart Macdonald
Hobson's fine-lined slider (Lerista hobsoni) distribution range map Lerista hobsoni
Hobson's fine-lined slider
Year described
Amey, Couper & Worthington Wilmer 2016
Description
"Distinguished from all other Lerista by its combination of enlarged 1st supraciliary, two loreals, usually two preoculars and a single presubocular and no broad black lateral band." (Couper, Amey & Worthington Wilmer 2016) 18 midbody scale rows.

Zuytdorp slider (Lerista humphriesi)
Zuytdorp Region, Western Australia
Photo © Ray Lloyd
Zuytdorp slider (Lerista humphriesi) distribution range map Lerista humphriesi
Zuytdorp slider
Year described
Storr 1971
Description

McIvor River slider (Lerista ingrami)
Cape Flattery, Queensland
Photo © Stewart Macdonald
McIvor River slider (Lerista ingrami) distribution range map Lerista ingrami
McIvor River slider
Year described
Storr 1991
Description
"A very small, very pale, slender Lerista with 4 fingers, 4 toes, immovable eyelid (a spectacle) and sharp-edged dark upper lateral stripe, differing from L. zonulata and L. orientalis in its lesser size, paler coloration (especially white lower lateral and ventral surfaces), fewer supraciliaries (4 or 5, v. normally 5), fewer midbody scale rows (mostly 18, v. mostly 20) and smaller nasals and frontoparietals."5

robust duneslider (Lerista ips)
Lake Disappointment, Western Australia
Photo © Brad Maryan
robust duneslider (Lerista ips) distribution range map Lerista ips
Robust duneslider
Year described
Storr 1980
Description

Jackson's three-toed slider (Lerista jacksoni)
Tom Price, Western Australia
Photo © Jordan Vos
Jackson's three-toed slider (Lerista jacksoni) distribution range map Lerista jacksoni
Jackson's three-toed slider
Year described
Smith & Adams 2007
Description

Kalumburu Kimberley slider (Lerista kalumburu)
North Kimberley, Western Australia
Photo © Henry Cook
Kalumburu Kimberley slider (Lerista kalumburu) distribution range map Lerista kalumburu
Kalumburu Kimberley slider
Year described
Storr 1976
Description
Most populations have three toes, but individuals from Theda Station have two toes.6

lesser robust fine-lined slider (Lerista karlschmidti)
Elcho Island, Northern Territory
Photo © Eric Vanderduys
lesser robust fine-lined slider (Lerista karlschmidti) distribution range map Lerista karlschmidti
Lesser robust fine-lined slider
Year described
(Marx & Hosmer 1959)
Description

dark broad-blazed slider (Lerista kendricki)
Denham, Western Australia
Photo © Mark Sanders
dark broad-blazed slider (Lerista kendricki) distribution range map Lerista kendricki
Dark broad-blazed slider
Year described
Storr 1991
Description

Kennedy Range broad-blazed slider (Lerista kennedyensis)
Merlinleigh Outstation, Western Australia
Photo © Brad Maryan
Kennedy Range broad-blazed slider (Lerista kennedyensis) distribution range map Lerista kennedyensis
Kennedy Range broad-blazed slider
Year described
Kendrick 1989
Description

King's three-toed slider (Lerista kingi)
Lake Moore, Western Australia
Photo © Ray Lloyd
King's three-toed slider (Lerista kingi) distribution range map Lerista kingi
King's three-toed slider
Year described
Smith & Adams 2007
Description

southern sandslider (Lerista labialis)
Nanutarra Road House, Western Australia
Photo © Rob Valentic
southern sandslider (Lerista labialis) distribution range map Lerista labialis
Southern sandslider
Year described
Storr 1971
Description

Perth slider (Lerista lineata)
Perth, Western Australia
Photo © Jordan Vos
Perth slider (Lerista lineata) distribution range map Lerista lineata
Perth slider
Year described
Bell 1833
Description

southern dotted-line robust slider (Lerista lineopunctulata)
Perth, Western Australia
Photo © Jordan Vos
southern dotted-line robust slider (Lerista lineopunctulata) distribution range map Lerista lineopunctulata
Southern dotted-line robust slider
Year described
(Duméril & Bibron 1839)
Description

unpatterned robust slider (Lerista macropisthopus)
Shark Bay, Western Australia
Photo © Mark Sanders
unpatterned robust slider (Lerista macropisthopus) distribution range map Lerista macropisthopus
Unpatterned robust slider
Year described
(Werner 1903)
Description

micro slider (Lerista micra)
Shark Bay, Western Australia
Photo © Gina Barnett
micro slider (Lerista micra) distribution range map Lerista micra
Micro slider
Year described
Smith & Adams 2007
Description

south-western slider (Lerista microtis)
Quagi Beach, Western Australia
Photo © Ray Lloyd
south-western slider (Lerista microtis) distribution range map Lerista microtis
South-western slider
Year described
(J.E. Gray 1845)
Description

northern dotted-line robust slider (Lerista miopus)
Carrarang Station, Western Australia
Photo © Stewart Macdonald
northern dotted-line robust slider (Lerista miopus) distribution range map Lerista miopus
Northern dotted-line robust slider
Year described
(Günther 1867)
Description

wood mulch-slider (Lerista muelleri)
Tom Price region, Western Australia
Photo © Jordan Vos
wood mulch-slider (Lerista muelleri) distribution range map Lerista muelleri
Wood mulch-slider
Year described
(Fischer 1881)
Description

Pilbara robust slider (Lerista neander)
Newman, Western Australia
Photo © Ray Lloyd
Pilbara robust slider (Lerista neander) distribution range map Lerista neander
Pilbara robust slider
Year described
Storr 1971
Description

Nevin's three-toed slider (Lerista nevinae)
Wickham, Western Australia
Photo © Jordan Vos
Nevin's three-toed slider (Lerista nevinae) distribution range map Lerista nevinae
Nevin's three-toed slider
Year described
Smith & Adams 2007
Description

inland broad-blazed slider (Lerista nichollsi)
Yalgoo, Western Australia
Photo © Brad Maryan
inland broad-blazed slider (Lerista nichollsi) distribution range map Lerista nichollsi
Inland broad-blazed slider
Year described
(Loveridge 1933)
Description

No thumbnail available hidden slider (Lerista occulta) distribution range map Lerista occulta
Hidden slider
Year described
Smith & Adams 2007
Description

Onslow broad-blazed slider (Lerista onsloviana)
Onslow, Western Australia
Photo © Brad Maryan
Onslow broad-blazed slider (Lerista onsloviana) distribution range map Lerista onsloviana
Onslow broad-blazed slider
Year described
Storr 1984
Description

north-eastern orange-tailed slider (Lerista orientalis)
Western Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland
Photo © Stewart Macdonald
north-eastern orange-tailed slider (Lerista orientalis) distribution range map Lerista orientalis
North-eastern orange-tailed slider
Year described
(De Vis 1889)
Description
"A small slender Lerista with 4 fingers, 4 toes, and immovable eyelid (a spectacle) differing from L. zonulata mainly in its broad dark diffuse upper lateral zone with more or less definite upper edge but no definite lower edge, and from L. ingrami in its greater size, overall darker colouration, more numerous superciliaries (5 vs 4 or 5) and midbody scale rows (mostly 20 vs mostly 18) and larger nasals and frontoparietals."5

pale broad-blazed slider (Lerista petersoni)
Nanutarra, Western Australia
Photo © Jordan Vos
pale broad-blazed slider (Lerista petersoni) distribution range map Lerista petersoni
Pale broad-blazed slider
Year described
Storr 1976
Description

southern robust slider (Lerista picturata)
Salmon Gums, Western Australia
Photo © Ray Lloyd
southern robust slider (Lerista picturata) distribution range map Lerista picturata
Southern robust slider
Year described
(Fry 1914)
Description

keeled slider (Lerista planiventralis)
Shark Bay, Western Australia
Photo © Ray Lloyd
keeled slider (Lerista planiventralis) distribution range map Lerista planiventralis
Keeled slider
Year described
(Lucas & Frost 1902)
Description

No thumbnail available Yampi sandslider (Lerista praefrontalis) distribution range map Lerista praefrontalis
Yampi sandslider
Year described
Greer 1986
Description

blunt-tailed west-coast slider (Lerista praepedita)
Denham, Western Australia
Photo © Mark Sanders
blunt-tailed west-coast slider (Lerista praepedita) distribution range map Lerista praepedita
Blunt-tailed west-coast slider
Year described
(Boulenger 1887)
Description

eastern robust slider (Lerista punctatovittata)
Lake Popiltah, New South Wales
Photo © Rob Valentic
eastern robust slider (Lerista punctatovittata) distribution range map Lerista punctatovittata
Eastern robust slider
Year described
(Günther 1867)
Description

dotty-tailed robust slider (Lerista puncticauda)
Queen Victoria Spring Nature Reserve, Western Australia
Photo © Brad Maryan
dotty-tailed robust slider (Lerista puncticauda) distribution range map Lerista puncticauda
Dotty-tailed robust slider
Year described
Storr 1991
Description

No thumbnail available dark-streaked slider (Lerista quadrivincula) distribution range map Lerista quadrivincula
Dark-streaked slider
Year described
Shea 1991
Description

No thumbnail available broad-eyed slider (Lerista robusta) distribution range map Lerista robusta
Broad-eyed slider
Year described
Storr 1990
Description

Rochford slider (Lerista rochfordensis)
Rochford Scrub, Queensland
Photo © Eric Vanderduys
Rochford slider (Lerista rochfordensis) distribution range map Lerista rochfordensis
Rochford slider
Year described
Amey & Couper 2009
Description
'Readily distinguished from all other Lerista by; forelimb absent with no groove or otherindication, hindlimb 5–8% SVL with a single clawed digit, and five supraciliaries.'7 Usually possessing 16 midbody scale rows; two loreal scales; three supraocular scales; five supraciliary scakes; postmental scale contacting single infralabial scale; prefrontal scales present; 8 to 10 nuchal scales; 93 to 96 paravertebral scales; 45 to 47 presacral vertebrae.7

Rolfe's slider (Lerista rolfei)
Mount Phillip Homestead, Western Australia
Photo © Brad Maryan
Rolfe's slider (Lerista rolfei) distribution range map Lerista rolfei
Rolfe's slider
Year described
Smith & Adams 2007
Description

Dampierland plain slider (Lerista separanda)
Broome, Western Australia
Photo © Ray Lloyd
Dampierland plain slider (Lerista separanda) distribution range map Lerista separanda
Dampierland plain slider
Year described
Storr 1976
Description

Fitzroy sandslider (Lerista simillima)
Fitzroy Crossing, Western Austra
Photo © Ray Lloyd
Fitzroy sandslider (Lerista simillima) distribution range map Lerista simillima
Fitzroy sandslider
Year described
Storr 1984
Description

No thumbnail available pale-striped mulch slider (Lerista speciosa) distribution range map Lerista speciosa
Pale-striped mulch slider
Year described
Storr 1990
Description

spotted broad-blazed slider (Lerista stictopleura)
Mount Augustus, Western Australia
Photo © Brad Maryan
spotted broad-blazed slider (Lerista stictopleura) distribution range map Lerista stictopleura
Spotted broad-blazed slider
Year described
Storr 1985
Description

Chillagoe fine-lined slider (Lerista storri)
Talaroo Station, Queensland
Photo © Brendan Schembri
Chillagoe fine-lined slider (Lerista storri) distribution range map Lerista storri
Chillagoe fine-lined slider
Year described
Greer, McDonald & Lawrie 1983
Description
Hindlimb is stylar (lacking any digits).

Arnhem Coast fine-lined slider (Lerista stylis)
Gove, Northern Territory
Photo © Eric Vanderduys
Arnhem Coast fine-lined slider (Lerista stylis) distribution range map Lerista stylis
Arnhem Coast fine-lined slider
Year described
(Mitchell 1955)
Description

ribbon slider (Lerista taeniata)
Great Victoria Desert, Western Australia
Photo © Brad Maryan
ribbon slider (Lerista taeniata) distribution range map Lerista taeniata
Ribbon slider
Year described
Storr 1986
Description

robust mulch slider (Lerista terdigitata)
Dublin, South Australia
Photo © Jordan de Jong
robust mulch slider (Lerista terdigitata) distribution range map Lerista terdigitata
Robust mulch slider
Year described
(Parker 1926)
Description

timid slider (Lerista timida)
Lake Broadwater Conservation Park, Queensland
Photo © Stewart Macdonald
timid slider (Lerista timida) distribution range map Lerista timida
Timid slider
Year described
(De Vis 1888)
Description

dark-backed mulch slider (Lerista tridactyla)
Ponier Rock, Western Australia
Photo © Brad Maryan
dark-backed mulch slider (Lerista tridactyla) distribution range map Lerista tridactyla
Dark-backed mulch slider
Year described
Storr 1990
Description

slender broad-blazed slider (Lerista uniduo)
Shark Bay, Western Australia
Photo © Gina Barnett
slender broad-blazed slider (Lerista uniduo) distribution range map Lerista uniduo
Slender broad-blazed slider
Year described
Storr 1984
Description

leaden-bellied fine-line slider (Lerista vanderduysi)
Lynd, Queensland
Photo © Eric Vanderduys
leaden-bellied fine-line slider (Lerista vanderduysi) distribution range map Lerista vanderduysi
Leaden-bellied fine-line slider
Year described
Amey, Couper & Worthington Wilmer 2016
Description
"Distinguished from all other Lerista by its enlarged first supraciliary, monodactyl hindlimb, single loreal scale, broad black lateral band enclosing at least one entire scale width, and ventrals dark brown to grey, heaviest posteriorly."(Couper, Amey & Worthington Wilmer 2016) Midbody scales in 18-20 rows.

Shark Bay broad-blazed slider (Lerista varia)
Shark Bay, Western Australia
Photo © Gina Barnett
Shark Bay broad-blazed slider (Lerista varia) distribution range map Lerista varia
Shark Bay broad-blazed slider
Year described
Storr 1986
Description

powerful three-toed slider (Lerista verhmens)
Cleaverville, Western Australia
Photo © Jordan Vos
powerful three-toed slider (Lerista verhmens) distribution range map Lerista verhmens
Powerful three-toed slider
Year described
Smith & Adams 2007
Description

slender duneslider (Lerista vermicularis)
Telfer, Western Australia
Photo © Brad Maryan
slender duneslider (Lerista vermicularis) distribution range map Lerista vermicularis
Slender duneslider
Year described
Storr 1982
Description

Ravensthorpe Range slider (Lerista viduata)
Kundip, Western Australia
Photo © Brad Maryan
Ravensthorpe Range slider (Lerista viduata) distribution range map Lerista viduata
Ravensthorpe Range slider
Year described
Storr 1991
Description

No thumbnail available side-striped fine-lined slider (Lerista vittata) distribution range map Lerista vittata
Side-striped fine-lined slider
Year described
Greer, McDonald & Lawrie 1983
Description

Coastal Kimberley slider (Lerista walkeri)
Mitchell Plateau, Western Australia
Photo © Steve Wilson
Coastal Kimberley slider (Lerista walkeri) distribution range map Lerista walkeri
Coastal Kimberley slider
Year described
(Boulenger 1891)
Description

two-toed fine-lined slider (Lerista wilkinsi)
Torrens Creek, Queensland
Photo © Ray Lloyd
two-toed fine-lined slider (Lerista wilkinsi) distribution range map Lerista wilkinsi
Two-toed fine-lined slider
Year described
(Parker 1926)
Description
Hindlimbs with two digits.

yellow-tailed plain slider (Lerista xanthura)
Tanami Desert, Northern Territory
Photo © Ray Lloyd
yellow-tailed plain slider (Lerista xanthura) distribution range map Lerista xanthura
Yellow-tailed plain slider
Year described
Storr 1976
Description

Yuna broad-blazed slider (Lerista yuna)
Yuna region, Western Australia
Photo © Brad Maryan
Yuna broad-blazed slider (Lerista yuna) distribution range map Lerista yuna
Yuna broad-blazed slider
Year described
Storr 1991
Description

Pilbara blue-tailed slider (Lerista zietzi)
Tom Price, Western Australia
Photo © Jordan Vos
Pilbara blue-tailed slider (Lerista zietzi) distribution range map Lerista zietzi
Pilbara blue-tailed slider
Year described
Wells & Wellington 1985
Description

Wide-striped four-toed slider (Lerista zonulata)
Torrens Creek, Queensland
Photo © Ray Lloyd
Wide-striped four-toed slider (Lerista zonulata) distribution range map Lerista zonulata
Wide-striped four-toed slider
Year described
Storr 1991
Description
"A small slender Lerista with 4 fingers. 4 toes and immovable eyelid (a spectacle), differing from L. orientalis mainly in its sharp-edged dark upper lateral stripe, and from L. ingrami in its greater size, darker coloration, more supraciliaries (normally 5, v. 4 or 5), more midbody scale rows (mostly 20, v. mostly 18), larger nasals and larger frontoparietals."5

References
  1. Ehmann, Harald (1992). Encyclopedia of Australian animals: Reptiles. Angus and Robertson. 495 pp - search web for this book
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