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Delma desmosa MARYAN, APLIN & ADAMS, 2007

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Higher TaxaPygopodidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymDelma desmosa MARYAN, APLIN & ADAMS 2007
Delma desmosa — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (Western Australia)

Type locality: Site Coma 4, Little Sandy Desert, Western Australia (24° 06’ 17’’ S, 120° 19’ 30’’ E) Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
TypesHolotype: WAM 102657 
CommentDiagnosis: A moderately small, stout species of Delma (SVL up to 90mm) with modally 16 midbody scales, two pairs of supranasals and distinctive dark dorsal
head markings present throughout life (any ontogenetic fading is restricted to markings forward of the eyes). 
Etymologynamed after Greek “desmos” = chain or band, in reference to the distinctive dorsal head bands of this species. 
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • Maryan,B., Aplin,K., & Adams,M. 2007. Two new species of the Delma tincta group (Squamata: Pygopodidae) from northwestern Australia. Rec. West. Austr. Mus. 23: 273-305 - 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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