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A New Species of Lerista from Groote Eylandt and the Sir Edward Pellew Group in Northern Australia

Allen E. Greer
Journal of Herpetology
Vol. 17, No. 1 (Mar., 1983), pp. 48-53
DOI: 10.2307/1563780
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1563780
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A New Species of Lerista from Groote Eylandt and the Sir Edward Pellew Group in Northern Australia
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Abstract

A new species of skink in the sand-swimming genus Lerista is described from two islands on the western side of the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia. In lacking forelimbs and in having only a monodactyl or stylar hindlimb the new species is one of the six most reduced-limbed members of the genus. It appears to be most closely related to L. praepedita from far western Australia.

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