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Black-headed Scaly-foot (Pygopus nigriceps) with a partially regrown tail from South Australia



Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum:

Chordata

Class:

Reptilia

Order:

Squamata

Infraorder:

Gekkota

Family:

Pygopodidae

 

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COMMON NAME
(Internal Link)

SCIENTIFIC NAME (External Link)

DISTRIBUTION

*Batavia Coast Worm-lizard

Aprasia clairae

WA

*Exmouth Worm-lizard
( Invalid see Aprasia rostrata)

Aprasia fusca (was Aprasia rostrata fusca) (Invalid name)

WA

Shark Bay Worm-lizard

Aprasia haroldi

WA

Mallee Worm-lizard or Red-tailed Worm-lizard

Aprasia inaurita

NSW, SA, Vic, WA

Gnaraloo Worm-lizard

Aprasia litorea

WA

*Black-headed Worm-lizard

Aprasia picturata

WA

Pretty Worm-lizard or Granite Worm-lizard 

Aprasia pulchella

WA

Sedgelands Worm-lizard or Sand-plain Worm-lizard 

Aprasia repens

WA

* Ningaloo Worm-lizard, Monte Bello Worm-lizard, Atomic Worm Lizard, or Hermite Island worm-lizard

Aprasia rostrata

WA

Zuytdorp Worm-lizard or (Black-tipped worm-lizard)

Aprasia smithi

WA

Wicherina Worm Lizard 

Aprasia wicherina

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,

Common Javelin Lizard

Delma (was Aclys) concinna concinna

WA (lower west coast)

Shark Bay Javelin Lizard

Delma (was Aclys) concinna major

WA (Shark Bay region)

Pilbara Delma

Delma elegans

WA

Banded or Desert Delma

Delma desmosa

WA, SA, NT

Pilbara Delma

Delma elegans

WA

Fraser's Delma

Delma fraseri

WA

Side-barred Delma

Delma grayii

WA

*Heath Delma

Delma hebesa (split from D. australis)

South-western WA

Neck-barred Delma = Unbanded Delma

Delma haroldi (invalid name- see Delma butleri)

NT, WA

Sharp-snouted Delma

Delma nasuta

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

Peace Delma

Delma pax

NT, 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, ACT, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA

Edel Slender (Slider) Legless Lizard
(Status uncertain)

Pletholax edelensis (or Pletholax gracilis edelensis

Shark Bay WA

Slender (Slider) Legless Lizard
(Status uncertain)

Pletholax gracilis or Pletholax gracilis gracilis

WA (South West Coast)

Common Scaly Foot

Pygopus lepidopodus

NSW, ACT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA

Black-headed or Western Scaly-foot

Pygopus nigriceps

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

Northern Hooded Scaly-foot

Pygopus steelescotti

NT, Qld, WA

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)



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