Liopholis slateri slateri (Storr, 1968:59)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Egernia slateri slateri Storr, 1968 (basionym)


Conservation Status

Last record: 1965

Rediscovered in 1995 or 1999/2000



Northern Territory, Australia


Biology & Ecology

"Ecology: desert, tall shrubland, terrestrial, burrowing, diurnal; viviparous, arthropod-feeder."

(Cogger et al., 1983:160)



Holotype: WAM R29130 (Cogger et al., 1983:160)

Type locality: "Alice Springs, in 23°46'S, 133°53'E, N.T." (Cogger et al., 1983:160)






Original scientific description:

Storr, G. M. (1968). Revision of the Egernia whitei species-group (Lacerita : Scincidae). Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 51(2): 51-62.


Other references:

Aplin, K.P. & L.A. Smith (2001). Checklist of the frogs and reptiles of Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement. 63:51-74. Western Australian Museum.

Cogger, Harold G., Cameron, Elizabeth E. and Cogger, Heather M. (1983). Scincidae, pp. 135-193. In: Zoological Catalogue of Australia. I. Amphibia and Reptilia. Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service. vi + 313 pp. [p. 160]

Department of the Environment (2017). Liopholis slateri slateri in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: Accessed Tue, 11 Apr 2017 20:42:29 +1000.

Horner, Paul (1991). Skinks of the Northern Territory. In: Northern Territory Museum Handbook Series No. 2. Northern Territory Government Printing Office.

Pavey, C. (2002). Slater's Skink Egernia slateri. Threatened Species of the Northern Territory - information sheet. Parks & Wildlife Commission, Northern Territory.

Storr, G.M., L.A. Smith & R.E. Johnstone (1999). Lizards of Western Australia. I. Skinks. Revised Edition. Perth, Western Australia: Western Australian Museum.

Wilson, S. & G. Swan (2003). A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia. Page(s) 480. Sydney: Reed New Holland.

Woinarski, J.C.Z. (1992). A survey of the wildlife and vegetation of Purnululu (Bungle Bungle) National Park and adjacent area. Western Australia Department of Conservation and Land Management Research Bulletin. Page(s) 1-140.


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