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Delma pax KLUGE, 1974

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Higher TaxaPygopodidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesPeace Delma 
SynonymDelma pax KLUGE 1974: 113
Delma pax — KLUGE 1993
Delma pax — COGGER 2000: 291
Delma pax — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (Western Australia)

Type locality: Jones River, 21 mi SE of Roeburne, in 20° 58’ S, 117° 23’ E, W. A.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: WAM R14804 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A moderately small, stout species of Delma (SVL up to 98mm) with modally 16 midbody scales, two pairs of supranasals, and a plain adult colouration due to pronounced ontogenetic fading of dorsal head markings (markings prominent in juveniles) [from MARYAN et al. 2007].
 
CommentLimbless. 
Etymology 
References
  • 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
  • Kluge, A. G. 1974. A taxonomic revision of the lizard family Pygopodidae. Miscellaneous Publications, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan, (147): 1-221. - get paper here
  • Kluge, Arnold G. 1976. Phylogenetic relationships in the lizard family Pygopodidae: an evaluation of theory, methods and data. Miscellaneous Publications, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan (152): 1-72 - 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
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
 
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