AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS AND INFORMATION
Covering Australian Snakes and Lizards, Crocodiles and Turtles
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ROBUST MULCH SLIDER
This species is only found in southern arid areas of South Australia
The Robust Mulch Slider Lerista terdigitata from Dublin, South Australia
Approximate distribution of
the Robust Mulch Slider Lerista terdigitata
There are about 95 species in the Lerista genus found in Australia, and many of them look similar. They may be able to be identified by the number of fingers and toes, and some have fused transparent eye-shields that can not be opened. Other scalation differences are less obvious.
This Robust Mulch Slider Lerista terdigitata was photographed near Dublin South Australia
The Robust Mulch Slider Lerista terdigitata has 3 fingers and 3 toes and has a transparent lower eyelid .
This species is sometimes confused with the Southern Slider Lerista dorsalis (which has 4 fingers and 4 toes) and Bougainville's Skink (South-eastern Slider) Lerista bougainvillii (which has 5 fingers and 5 toes)
which has 5 fingers and 5 toes
Updated March 9, 2019