Delma butleri STORR, 1987
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Delma butleri?
|Higher Taxa||Pygopodidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Unbanded Delma, Butler's Legless Lizard, Spinifex Snake-lizard|
|Synonym||Delma butleri STORR 1987: 346|
Delma butleri — KLUGE 1993
Delma butleri — COGGER 2000: 286
Delma butleri — WILSON & SWAN 2010
|Distribution||Australia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, S Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia)|
Type locality: 5 km SE Gnaraloo, WA, in 23°52'S 113°32'E.
|Types||Holotype: WAM R76742|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: A small Delma without dark or pale bands across top of head and neck. Distinguishable from D. nasuta by fewer and differently patterned loreals, shorter and darker snout, dark brown upper labials variably marked with white (rather than brownish white, narrowly edged above with dark brown), dorsals dark brown finely edged with blackish (rather than pale brown, spotted dark brown) and ventrals and subcaudals never dark-edged. Distinguishable from D. grayii G.M. Storr by finely dark-edged dorsals and little or no development of ventrolateral vertical barring behind ear.|
Synonymy: Delma haroldi STORR 1987 has been removed from the synonymy of D. butleri. The range of D. haroldi lies within the range of D. butleri.
|Etymology||After naturalist W.H. (Harry) Butler, who was first to collect this species for the Western Australian Museum (on 30 December 1961 at Queen Victoria Spring).|