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Delma concinna (KLUGE, 1974)

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Higher TaxaPygopodidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesDelma concinna concinna (KLUGE 1974)
Delma concinna major (STORR 1987) 
Common NamesE: Javelin Lizard 
SynonymAclys concinna KLUGE 1974
Aclys concinna — COGGER 2000: 278
Delma concinna — JENNINGS et al. 2003
Delma concinna — WILSON & SWAN 2010

Delma concinna major (STORR 1987)
Aclys concinna major STORR 1987: 354
Delma concinna major — COGGER 2014 
DistributionAustralia (coastal SW Western Australia)

concinna: lower west coast of Western Australia; Type locality: Sorrento, 11 mi NW of Perth, W. A.

major: Shark Bay region; Type locality: 2 km N Tamala, WA, in 26°40'S, 113°43'E.  
Typesholotype: WAM R17312
Holotype: WAM R66192 [major] 
DiagnosisDiagnosis (concinna): A relatively small (total length 177-496 mm, N 42) and pale subspecies with dorsal pattem consisting mainly of three blackish lines or series of spots; venter white or pale grey, occasionally with pale brown spots [STORR 1987: 353].

Diagnosis (major): A relatively large (total length 538-542 mm, N 2) and dark subspecies of A. concinna with dorsal pattern consisting of a broad, blackish, longitudinal stripe; venter white, spotted with dark brown. 
CommentLimb morphology: Limbless. 
EtymologyNamed after the Latin word “aclys” for “short javelin”. 
  • Bamford, M. J. 1998. Field observations on the semi-arboreal pygopodids Aclys concinna (Kluge 1974) and Pletholax gracilis (Cope 1864). Herpetofauna (Sydney) 28 (2): 2-4
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Jennings, W.B.; Pianka, E.R. & Donnellan, S. 2003. Systematics of the lizard family Pygopodidae with implications for the diversification of Australian temperate biotas. Systematic Biology 52: 757-780 - get paper here
  • Kluge, A. G. 1974. A taxonomic revision of the lizard family Pygopodidae. Miscellaneous Publications, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan, (147): 1-221. - get paper here
  • 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
  • Storr, G. M. 1987. Three new legless lizards (Pygopodidae) from Western Australia. Rec. West. Austr. Mus. 13 (4): 345—355. - 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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