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Delma desmosa MARYAN, APLIN & ADAMS, 2007

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Higher TaxaPygopodidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesDesert Delma 
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.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: WAM 102657 
Comment 
Etymologynamed after Greek “desmos” = chain or band, in reference to the distinctive dorsal head bands of this species. 
References
  • 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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