THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
Covering Snakes and Lizards, Crocodiles and Turtles, including Colubrid snakes, Pythons, Elapids (called Cobras or Coral Snakes in some countries), Sea Snakes, File Snakes, Blind (or Worm) Snakes, Sea Turtles, Freshwater Turtles (or Tortoises) Dragon Lizards (Agamas), Gecko's, Legless Lizards, Monitor Lizards (often called Goanna's in Australia), Skinks and Crocodilia.

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A Listing of Australian Legless Lizards
Distribution Key

ORDER: SQUAMATA (LIZARDS AND SNAKES)
SUBORDER: SAURIA (LIZARDS)
Family: Pygopodidae (Snake-lizards)

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LEGLESS LIZARDS Pygopodidae Pygopods


Common Name (Internal Link)
Scientific Name (External Link)
Distribution
Javelin Lizard Aclys concinna WA
Eared Worm-lizard Aprasia aurita NSW(?),Vic.
*Batavia Coast Worm-lizard Aprasia clairae WA
*Exmouth Worm-lizard Aprasia fusca (was Aprasia rostrata fusca) WA
Shark Bay Worm-lizard Aprasia haroldi WA
Mallee Worm-lizard or Red-tailed Worm-lizard Aprasia inaurita NSW,SA,Vic,WA
Granite Worm-lizard Aprasia parapulchella NSW,ACT,Vic
*Black-headed Worm-lizard Aprasia picturata WA
*Flinders Range Worm-lizard or Pink-tailed Worm-lizard Aprasia pseudopulchella SA
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
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,
Pilbara Delma Delma elegans WA
Frasers Delma Delma fraseri SA,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
*Many-lined Delma
or Striped Legless Lizard
Delma impar NSW,SA,Vic
Patternless Delma Delma inornata NSW,Qld,SA,Vic
Single-striped Delma Delma labialis Qld
Atherton Delma Delma mitella Qld
Gulf Delma Delma molleri SA
Sharp-snouted Delma Delma nasuta NSW(?),NT,Qld,SA,WA
Peace Delma Delma pax NT,WA
Peterson's Delma Delma petersoni (was elma fraseri petersoni SA,WA
Leaden Delma Delma plebeia NSW,Qld
Excitable Delma Delma tincta NSW,NT,Qld,SA,WA
Adorned Delma Delma torquata Qld
Burton's Legless Lizard Lialis burtonis NSW,NT,Qld,SA,Vic,WA
Bronzeback Ophidiocephalus taeniatus NT,SA
Brigalow Scaly-foot Paradelma orientalis Qld
Slender (Slider) Legless Lizard Pletholax gracilis WA
Common Scaly Foot Pygopus lepidopodus NSW,Qld,SA,Vic,WA
Black-headed or Western Scaly Foot Pygopus nigriceps NSW,NT,Qld,SA,Vic?,WA
*Roberts' Scaly-foot
Pygopus robertsi
Qld
Eastern Hooded Scalyfoot
Pygopus schraderi NT,Qld,WA,SA,Vic
*Northern Hooded Scalyfoot
Pygopus steelscotti NT,Qld,WA

 

DISTRIBUTION KEY
Click on the abbreviation below to see a map of the area
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

Updated May 22, 2017