Aprasia picturata SMITH & HENRY, 1999
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|Higher Taxa||Pygopodidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) |
|Common Names|| |
|Synonym||Aprasia picturata SMITH & HENRY 1999|
Abilaena picturata — WELLS 2007
Aprasia picturata — WILSON & SWAN 2010
|Distribution||Australia (Western Australia)|
Type locality: 35 km E of Leonora in latitutde 28° 57’ 15” S, longitude 121° 47’ 23” E.
|Types||Holotype: WAM R126998 |
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: In colouration Aprasia picturata is most like Aprasia smithi in having a black head but differs from it by lacking white lips and a black tip to the tail and having a rich orange-brown rather than yellowish-brown back. With five upper labials, a postocular (albeit small), 14 midbody scale rows and the first labial fused to the nasal anterior to the nostril A. picturata is most like A. rostrata. Both species also have a beaked rostral but A. rostrata is pale brown on the back. |
- Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
- Ellis, Ryan J.; Paul Doughty and Aaron M. Bauer 2018. An annotated type catalogue of the geckos and pygopods (Squamata: Gekkota: Carphodactylidae, Diplodactylidae, Gekkonidae, Pygopodidae) in the collection of the Western Australian Museum Records of the Western Australian Museum 33: 051–094 - get paper here
- Maryan, Brad; Mark Adams, and Ken P. Aplin 2015. Taxonomic resolution of the Aprasia repens species-group (Squamata: Pygopodidae) from the Geraldton Sandplains: a description of a new species and additional mainland records of A. clairae. Rec. Austr. Mus. 30 012–032, DOI: 10.18195/issn.0312-3162.30(1).2015.012-032
- Smith,LA & Henry,J. 1999. Aprasia picturata (Squamata: Pygopodidae), a new legless lizard from the interior of Western Australia. J. Royal Soc. Western Australia 82: 75-77
- Wells, R. W. 2007. Some taxonomic and nomenclatural considerations on the class Reptilia. A review of species in the genus Aprasia GRAY 1839 (Aprasiaidae) including the description of a new genus. Australian Biodiversity Record (6): 1-17 - get paper here
- Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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