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Aprasia picturata SMITH & HENRY, 1999

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Higher TaxaPygopodidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymAprasia picturata SMITH & HENRY 1999
Abilaena picturata — WELLS 2007
Aprasia picturata — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (Western Australia)

Type locality: 35 km E of Leonora in latitutde 28° 57’ 15” S, longitude 121° 47’ 23” E.  
TypesHolotype: WAM R126998 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: In colouration Aprasia picturata is most like Aprasia smithi in having a black head but differs from it by lacking white lips and a black tip to the tail and having a rich orange-brown rather than yellowish-brown back. With five upper labials, a postocular (albeit small), 14 midbody scale rows and the first labial fused to the nasal anterior to the nostril A. picturata is most like A. rostrata. Both species also have a beaked rostral but A. rostrata is pale brown on the back. 
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp. - get paper here
  • 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, 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
  • Smith,LA & Henry,J. 1999. Aprasia picturata (Squamata: Pygopodidae), a new legless lizard from the interior of Western Australia. J. Royal Soc. Western Australia 82: 75-77
  • 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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