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AUSTRALIAN LEGLESS LIZARDS

Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum:

Chordata

Class:

Reptilia

Order:

Squamata

Infraorder:

Gekkota

Family:

Pygopodidae

LEGLESS LIZARDS Pygopodidae Pygopods

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COMMON NAME
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SCIENTIFIC NAME
(External Link)

DISTRIBUTION

Eared Worm-lizard

Aprasia aurita

NSW, Vic, SA

*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

* Pink-tailed worm-lizard
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

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)

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

Many-lined Delma
or Striped Legless Lizard

Delma impar

NSW, ACT, SA, Vic

Patternless Delma

Delma inornata

NSW, ACT, 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 Delma fraseri petersoni)

SA, WA

Leaden Delma

Delma plebeia

NSW, Qld

Excitable Delma

Delma tincta

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA

Adorned Delma

Delma torquata

Qld

*Hunter Valley Delma

Delma vescolineata

NSW

Burton's Legless Lizard

Lialis burtonis

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

Bronzeback

Ophidiocephalus taeniatus

NT, SA

Brigalow Scaly-foot

Paradelma orientalis

Qld

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

Roberts' Scaly-foot

Pygopus robertsi

Qld

Eastern Hooded Scaly-foot

Pygopus schraderi

NT, Qld, WA, SA, Vic

Northern Hooded Scaly-foot

Pygopus steelescotti

NT, Qld, WA

 

DISTRIBUTION KEY
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CKI = Cocos (Keeling) Island

NSW = New South Wales

Qld = Queensland

Tas = Tasmania

Vic = Victoria

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


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