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Aprasia wicherina MARYAN, ADAMS & APLIN, 2015

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Higher TaxaPygopodidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesWicherina Worm Lizard 
SynonymAprasia wicherina MARYAN, ADAMS & APLIN 2015 
DistributionAustralia (W Western Australia)

Type locality: Wicherina Water Reserve (28°43′02′′S, 115°01′11′′E).  
TypesHolotype: WAM R173106, female collected by R. Lloyd and B. Maryan on 1 August 2013; paratypes: WAM 
CommentSimilar species: A. rostrata is the closest relative of A. wicherina. The geographically nearest congeners are A. clairae and A. repens. 
EtymologyThe species name refers to the area of Wicherina, where all the type material is known from, and a local indigenous word meaning water hole (S. Heriot, pers. comm.). The epithet is to be used as a noun in apposition. 
  • 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
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