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Aprasia haroldi STORR, 1978

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Higher TaxaPygopodidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Shark Bay Worm-lizard 
SynonymAprasia haroldi STORR 1978
Aprasia haroldi — COGGER 2000: 279
Abilaena haroldi — WELLS 2007
Aprasia haroldi — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (Western Australia: endemic to the Shark Bay region)

Type locality: Parrot Isle, 5 km N of Carrarang, in 26° 20’ S, 113° 30’ E, W. A.  
TypesHolotype: WAM R54766 
CommentLimb morphology: Limbless. 
EtymologyNamed after Gregory Harold, a biologisrwho worked with Storr. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp. - get paper here
  • Cogger, H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Maryan, Brad; Mark Adams, and Ken P. Aplin 2015. Taxonomic resolution of the Aprasia repens species-group (Squamata: Pygopodidae) from the Geraldton Sandplains: a description of a new species and additional mainland records of A. clairae. Rec. Austr. Mus. 30 012–032, DOI: 10.18195/issn.0312-3162.30(1).2015.012-032
  • Sever, D M; 2019. Obituary: Harold A. Dundee (1924-2018). Herpetological Review 50 (1): 206-208 - get paper here
  • Storr G M 1978. Taxonomic notes on the reptiles of the Shark Bay region, Western Australia. Rec. West. Aust. Mus. 6 (3): 303-318 - get paper here
  • Wells, R. W. 2007. Some taxonomic and nomenclatural considerations on the class Reptilia. A review of species in the genus Aprasia GRAY 1839 (Aprasiaidae) including the description of a new genus. Australian Biodiversity Record (6): 1-17 - 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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