Delma butleri STORR, 1987
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|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, North Territory, S Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, West Australia)|
Type locality: 5 km SE Gnaraloo, WA, in 23°52'S 113°32'E. Map legend:
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- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.
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|Types||Holotype: WAM R76742|
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.
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.
|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).|
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