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Delma haroldi STORR, 1987

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Higher TaxaPygopodidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesUnbanded Delma, Butler's Legless Lizard, Spinifex Snake-lizard 
SynonymDelma haroldi STORR 1987: 350
Delma haroldi — MARYAN et al. 2007
Delma haroldi — WILSON & SWAN 2010: 130 
DistributionAustralia (SW Northern Territory, Western Australia)

Type locality: 1 km NNW Daroo, WA, in 22°41'S, 115°20'E.  
TypesHolotype: WAM R85094 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A small Delma with two pairs of supranasals, fourth upper labial below eye, usually 16 midbody scale rows, and with very narrow pale bands on head and neck but no dark bands. Most like faintly patterned examples of D. borea but distinguishable by pale bands on head and neck being wavy (rather than straight), by additional pale band(s) on side of head between postocular and auricular bands, and by dark spot at apex of anterior dorsals. 

Synonymy: has been synonymized with D. butleri. 
EtymologyAfter naturalist Gregory Harold, co-collector of the holotype. 
  • 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
  • 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
  • Shea, G. M. 1991. Revisionary notes on the genus Delma (Squamata: Pygopodidae) in South Australia and the Northern Territory. Rec. South Austral. Mus. 25: 71-90 - 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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