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DRAGON LIZARDS Agamas Agamidae

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LEGLESS LIZARDS Pygopodidae Pygopods

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SOUTH AUSTRALIAN LEGLESS LIZARDS - SPECIES LISTING

Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum:

Chordata

Class:

Reptilia

Order:

Squamata

Infraorder:

Gekkota

Family:

Pygopodidae

 

LEGLESS LIZARDS Pygopodidae Pygopods
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Common Name (Internal Link)

Scientific Name (External Link)

Distribution

Eared Worm-lizard

Aprasia aurita

NSW, Vic, SA

Mallee Worm-lizard or Red-tailed Worm-lizard

Aprasia inaurita

NSW, SA, Vic, WA

*Flinders Range Worm-lizard or Pink-tailed Worm-lizard

Aprasia pseudopulchella

SA

Striated Worm Lizard 

Aprasia striolata

SA, Vic, WA

Marble-faced Legless lizard

Delma australis

NSW, NT, SA, Vic, WA

Rusty-topped Delma

Delma borea

NT, Qld, SA(?), WA

* Unbanded Delma and Neck-barred Delma

Delma butleri

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA, Vic,

*Desert Snake-Lizard or Banded Delma

Delma desmosa

WA, NT, SA

* Many-lined Delma
or Striped Legless Lizard

Delma impar

NSW, SA, Vic

Patternless Delma

Delma inornata

NSW, Qld, SA, Vic

Gulf Delma

Delma molleri

SA

Sharp-snouted Delma

Delma nasuta

NSW(?), NT, Qld, SA, WA

Peterson's Delma

Delma petersoni (was Delma fraseri petersoni

SA, WA

Excitable Delma

Delma tincta

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA

Burton's Legless Lizard

Lialis burtonis

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA

Bronzeback

Ophidiocephalus taeniatus

NT, SA

Common Scaly Foot

Pygopus lepidopodus

NSW, Qld, SA, Vic, WA

Black-headed or Western Scaly-foot

Pygopus nigriceps

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic?, WA

Eastern Hooded Scaly-foot

Pygopus schraderi

NT, Qld, WA, SA, Vic

 

DISTRIBUTION KEY
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CI = Christmas Island

CKI = Cocos (Keeling) Island

NSW = New South Wales

NT = Northern Territory

Qld = Queensland

SA = South Australia

Tas = Tasmania

Vic = Victoria

WA = Western Australia

NI = Norfolk Island

LHI = Lord Howe Island

ACT = Australian Capital Territory
(Canberra region only - excludes Jervis Bay Territory)



LINKS OF INTEREST

Key to the Legless Lizards of South Australia
South Australian Museum

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