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ROBUST MULCH SLIDER
(Lerista terdigitata)
This species is only found in southern arid areas of South Australia

Robust Mulch Slider Lerista terdigitata
The Robust Mulch Slider (Lerista terdigitata) from Dublin, South Australia

Approximate distribution of the Robust Mulch Slider Lerista terdigitata
Approximate distribution of the Robust Mulch Slider (Lerista terdigitata)

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.

Robust Mulch Slider Lerista terdigitata
This Robust Mulch Slider (Lerista terdigitata) was photographed near Dublin South Australia

Robust Mulch Slider Lerista terdigitata

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


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SKINKS OF THE WORLD

Skinks of Australia

Skinks of Australia

Skinks of Victoria

SKINK LIZARDS Scincidae

Skinks of Tasmania

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