Delma desmosa MARYAN, APLIN & ADAMS, 2007
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Delma desmosa?
|Higher Taxa||Pygopodidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Delma desmosa MARYAN, APLIN & ADAMS 2007|
Delma desmosa — WILSON & SWAN 2010
|Distribution||Australia (Western Australia)|
Type locality: Site Coma 4, Little Sandy Desert, Western Australia (24° 06’ 17’’ S, 120° 19’ 30’’ E) Map legend:
- Type locality.
- 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.
|Types||Holotype: WAM 102657|
|Comment||Diagnosis: 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).
|Etymology||named after Greek “desmos” = chain or band, in reference to the distinctive dorsal head bands of this species.|