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Delma tealei MARYAN, APLIN & ADAMS, 2007

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Higher TaxaPygopodidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymDelma tealei MARYAN, APLIN & ADAMS 2007
Delma tealei — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (Western Australia)

Type locality: Charles Knife Road, Cape Range, Western Australia (22° 07’ 08’’ S, 114° 03’ 44’’ E). Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: WAM 153811 
CommentDiagnosis: A moderately small species of Delma (SVL up to 88mm) with modally 14 midbody scales, two pairs of supranasals and relatively plain colouration apart from variegated ventrolateral scales on forebody. Adults lack any trace of dark markings on head or neck. Differs from the otherwise similar D.boreain lower modal midbody scale count, typically the third supralabial positioned below the eye, absence of pattern on head and neck in adults and longer hindlimb flaps in both sexes. 
Etymologynamed after Roy Teale, recognizing his contributions to Australian natural history. 
  • 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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