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Aprasia smithi STORR, 1970

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Higher TaxaPygopodidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesZuytdorp Worm-lizard 
SynonymAprasia smithi STORR 1970
Aprasia smithi — COGGER 2000: 282
Aprasia smithi — PIANKA & VITT 2003: 187
Abilaena smithi — WELLS 2007
Aprasia smithi — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (West Australia)

Type locality: Kalbarri townsite, in 27° 43’ S, 114° 10’ E, W. A. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: WAM R34325 
CommentLimbless. 
Etymologynamed after Lawrence Alec Smith (born 1944), Australian herpetologist and former assistant of Glen M. Storr. 
References
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • Cogger, H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Kluge, Arnold G. 1976. Phylogenetic relationships in the lizard family Pygopodidae: an evaluation of theory, methods and data. Miscellaneous Publications, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan (152): 1-72 - 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
  • Pianka, E.R. & Vitt, L.J. 2003. Lizards - Windows to the Evolution of Diversity. University of California Press, Berkeley, 347 pp. [review in Copeia 2004: 955] - get paper here
  • Storr, G. M. 1970. Aprasia smithi a new worm-lizard (Pygopodidae) from Western Australia. Western Australian Naturalist 11:141
  • 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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