Lerista micra — Micro Three-toed Slider
There are so many species of small skinks in Australia that you have to really pay attention to distinguish one from another. I thought this one was another Menetia greyii, a species I had seen the previous day, until I studied the photographs more carefully. So when in Australia, one should either travel with a professional herpetologist, or photograph every lizard you see just to make sure you don't miss any species. Preferably both.
Here is a complete list of the reptiles and frogs I saw on this trip to Western Australia.
- Lerista micra account on The Reptile Database
- L.A. Smith and M. Adams, 2007. Revision of the Lerista muelleri species-group (Lacertilia: Scincidae) in Western Australia, with a redescription of L. muelleri (Fischer, 1881) and the description of nine new species
- Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles & Amphibians of Australia, Seventh Edition
- Wilson, S. and Swan, G. 2017. A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia, Fifth Edition