To tell apart the many Lerista species that live in this area, one must first count the legs and next count the toes. This one had no front legs and two toes on the rear legs, which narrowed its identification down to a few species. Lerista varia seemed to be the best match, though most photos Ive seen of L. varia show lizards considerably thicker than this one.
Ive written up an account of this three-week trip to Australia here.
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