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Timid slider

timid slider (Lerista timida)
Lake Broadwater Conservation Park, Queensland
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Lerista timida - (De Vis, 1888)
Pronunciation  ler-ISS-tah   TIM-id-ah
Etymology  Lerista: apparently meaningless.1
Other names  Ablepharus timidus
Lerista rhodonoides
Lerista muelleri
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 3.7 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


  1. Ehmann, Harald (1992). Encyclopedia of Australian animals: Reptiles. Angus and Robertson. 495 pp - search web for this book
  2. De Vis, C.W. (1888). A contribution to the herpetology of Queensland. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, 2(2):811-826.
  3. Smith, L. A. & Adams, Mark (2007). Revision of the Lerista muelleri species-group (Lacertilia: Scincidae) in Western Australia, with a redescription of L. muelleri (Fischer, 1881) and the description of nine new species. Records of the Western Australian Museum, 23:309-357. - search web for this article
  4. Hutchinson, Mark (2008). Nomenclature of the scincid lizards belonging to eastern Australian populations formerly assigned to Lerista muelleri (Fischer, 1881). Herpetofauna, 38(1):39-40. - search web for this article

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