Delma hebesa MARYAN, BRENNAN, ADAMS & APLIN, 2015
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|Higher Taxa||Pygopodidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Heath Delma|
|Synonym||Delma hebesa MARYAN, BRENNAN, ADAMS & APLIN 2015|
Delma australis — BUSH 1981: 21
Delma australis — WILSON & KNOWLES 1988: 246
Delma australis — BUSH et al. 2007: 135
|Distribution||Australia (coastal S Western Australia)|
Type locality: Bandalup Hill, Ravensthorpe Range (33°40'29"S 120°23'54"E), Western Australia, Australia.
|Types||Holotype: WAM R144237, male, collected by R. Teale & G. Harold, 14 October 2000. Fixed in 10% formalin, stored in 70% ethanol, liver sample stored in ‒80oC ultrafreezer at WAM.|
Paratypes: All from Western Australia. WAM R129674, male, 3.8 km W of Kundip, (33o41'S 120o09'E); WAM R131902, female, Hellfire Bay, Cape Le Grand National Park, (34o00'15"S 122o10'20"E); WAM R132154, female, Duke of Orleans Bay, Wharton Beach, (33o56'S 122o33'E); WAM R144238, male, same details as holotype; WAM R154234, male, Kundip, (33o40'26"S 120o11'45"E); WAM R156978, male, Canal Rocks, (33o39'46"S 115o00'45"E).
|Comment||Synonymy: Populations of Delma hebesa have been considered as D. australis previously.|
Sympatry: D. fraseri.
Habitat: proteaceous scrub and mallee heath on south coast sandplains
|Etymology||The specific name hebesa is derived from the Latin adjective hebes, meaning dull, alluding to the matt body texture, without much shine, of this species.|
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