Lerista frosti

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Taxonavigation: Scincoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Scincomorpha
Superfamilia: Scincoidea

Familia: Scincidae
Subfamilia: Sphenomorphinae
Genus: Lerista
Species: Lerista frosti


Lerista frosti (Zietz, 1920) [nomen substitutum]

  • Holotype: NMV D 11756 (old no. 57867), collected by Horn Expedition in May-August 1894.
  • Type locality: “Tempe Downs”, Northern Territory, Australia.
  • Etymology: Named after Charles Frost.


  • Lygosoma frosti Zietz, 1920: 217 [original combination, replacement name]
  • Rhodona frostiSmith, 1937: 230 [subsequent combination]
  • Nodorha frostiMittleman, 1952 [subsequent combination]
  • Lygosoma (Rhodona) frostiGlauert, 1960: 94 [subsequent combination]
  • Lerista frostiCogger, 1975 [subsequent combination]


  • Rhodona tetradactyla Lucas & Frost, 1895: 268 [preoccupied by Mocoa tetradactyla O’Shaughnessy, 1879]
    • Holotype: NMV D11756 (old no. 57867), collected by Horn Expedition in May-August 1894.
    • Type locality: “Tempe Downs” Northern Territory, Australia.


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