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Mount Surprise slider

Mount Surprise slider (Lerista storri)
Mount Surprise region, Queensland
Photo © Stephen Zozaya
Lerista storri - Greer, McDonald & Lawrie, 1983
Pronunciation  ler-ISS-tah   STORR-ee
Etymology  Lerista: apparently meaningless.1
storri: named after Glen Storr in recognition of his many contributions to the taxonomy of the genus. 2
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 7 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Forelimbs are absent. Hindlimb is stylar (limb is present but lacks digits) and hindlimb length is <2.5% of SVL. Interparietal scale is separate from frontoparietal scales. Prefrontal scales are absent. Four superciliary scales. Anterior chin shields have an intervening scale.

Similar species

Taxonomic notes

This species was described by Greer, McDonald & Lawrie in 1983.2
Populations from the Charters Towers region have been reassigned to vine-thicket fine-lined slider (Lerista cinerea) (Couper, Amey & Worthington Wilmer 2016). Two additional species were split off in 2019: Bulleringa fine-lined slider (Lerista alia) and Chillagoe fine-lined slider (Lerista parameles) (Amey, Couper & Worthington Wilmer).

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