Synonyms for lerista or Related words with lerista
Examples of "lerista"
allanae) is a species of skink in the Scincidae family.
The Mount Cooper striped
vittata) is a species of skink in the Scincidae family.
The western worm
praepedita) is a species of skink native to coastal areas of southwest and midwest Western Australia. It is found amongst heath and woodlands on coastal dunes.
Note: a binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than "
A species of Australian lizard, "
muelleri", is named in his honor, as well as a number of fish and invertebrates.
Storr is commemorated in the scientific names of five species of reptiles: "Carlia storri, Ctenotus storri,
storri, Morethia storri", and "Varanus storri".
Bougainville's skink ("
bougainvillii") is a species of skink in the Scincidae family. This species is also commonly called the south-eastern slider.
Reptiles recorded on North Island include Binoe's prickly gecko ("Heteronotia binoei"), the gecko "Christinus marmoratus", the Jew lizard ("Pogona barbata"), King's skink ("Egernia kingii"), the western limestone ctenotus ("Ctenotus australis"), the western worm
praepedita"), the common dwarf skink ("Menetia greyii"), and the Abrolhos bearded dragon ("Pogona minor minima"). The carpet python was reported as present on the island in very low numbers before 1960, but it has never been observed there by naturalists, and is now absent.
Reptiles recorded on Greenly Island include the bull skink ("Egernia multiscutata") and four-toed earless skink ("Hemiergis peronii"), southern four-toed slider ("
dorsalis"), dwarf skink ("Menetia greyii"), Mallee snakeeye ("Morethia obscura") and marbled gecko ("Phyllodactylus marmoratus").
There are few endemic species as these grasslands are typical of much of northern Australia at this latitude but the grasslands are nonetheless largely intact and rich in wildlife. Mammals include the large eastern wallaroo, northern nail-tail wallaby ("Onychogalea unguifera"), and the long-tailed planigale which is the smallest marsupial in the world. The lancewoods are home to the spectacled hare-wallaby ("Lagorchestes conspicillatus"), while the Bungle Bungle has some unique plants and an endemic
skink lizard the "
bunglebungle". Mammals that have become depleted or disappeared from these grasslands include the bilby ("Macrotis lagotis"), northern quoll ("Dasyurus hallucatus") and golden bandicoot ("Isoodon auratus").
As well as the uncommon skink "
lineata", Forrestdale Lake supports six frog species and at least 62 aquatic invertebrate taxa. The long-necked tortoise is present. The critically endangered Australian native bee, "Neopasiphae simplicior", is thought to occur only as a single population within the bushland of the Forrestdale Lake Nature Reserve adjacent to the lake and the Armadale Golf Course.
Wildlife of the area includes large numbers of lizards, ants, and honeyeater birds (especially of the "Lichenostomus" and "Meliphaga" genera). Lizards include species of skink (especially of "Ctenotus", "Egernia", and "
" genera). Ants include species of "Iridomyrmex", carpenter ants, and "Melophorus". Endangered species include the black-eared miner bird ("Manorina melanotis") and the malleefowl ("Leipoa ocellata").
is a diverse (~ 90 species) genus of skinks endemic to Australia, commonly known as sliders. The genus is especially notable for the variation in the amount of limb reduction. The variation ranges from short-bodied forms with large legs bearing five toes, to elongate forms completely lacking legs. The body length of the lizards is . Their locomotion is linked to their body shape. The shorter skinks with prominent limbs travel on the surface; the longer skinks with reduced legs tend to burrow more. A phylogenetic tree of "
", derived from DNA analysis, reveals that limb loss has happened multiple times within this group. Limb loss has occurred relatively recently, in the past 3.6 million years or so.
The area is home to a number of endangered species including an endemic rodent, the Carpentarian rock rat "(Zyzomys palatalis)" and endemic reptiles such as the Carpentarian
skink . The mudflats and saltpans on the coast are home to waterbirds such as the magpie goose. One endemic grassland bird the Carpentarian grasswren is suffering as changing fire regimes (the way grasses are systematically burnt and allowed to renew) are reducing their habitat.
There are also many snakes and other reptiles and amphibians adapted to the clay soils that crack in the long dry season and turn to mud after the rains. These include burrowing frogs that emerge to breed in the mud and the long-haired rat which erupts in huge numbers after the monsoon and spreads across the grasslands. Endemic reptiles of the downs include the dwarf dtella gecko ("Gehyra minuta"), some species of Ctenotus and
skinks, an agamid lizard ("Pogona henrylawsoni"), and a monitor lizard (Spencer's goanna). The snakes include the Elapidae; speckled brown snake ("Pseudonaja guttata"), Ingram's brown snake ("Pseudonaja ingrami"), and Collett's snake, all of which are venomous. Insects include a number of endemic species of ant.
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