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Aprasia striolata LÜTKEN, 1863

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Higher TaxaPygopodidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Striated Worm-lizard 
SynonymAprasia pulchella var. striolata LÜTKEN 1863: 300
Aprasia pulchella lineolata LÜTKEN 1863
Aprasia octolineata PETERS 1863: 233
Aprasia striolata glauerti PARKER 1956
Aprasia striolata — KLUGE 1993
Aprasia striolata — COGGER 2000: 283
Abilaena glauerti — WELLS 2007
Abilaena striolata — WELLS 2007
Aprasia striolata — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia)

Type locality: unknown, restricted to one mi NE of Tea Tree Gully, S. A. by Kluge, A. G. (1974).  
Typesholotype: ZMUC = UZM R3505
Syntypes: ZMB 4720 [Aprasia octolineata PETERS 1863]
Holotype: WAM R10949, ‘Albany, WA’, [35°02'S, 117°53'E], collected by F.R. Bradshaw, accessioned November 1953 [glauerti] 
CommentSynonymy: after COGGER 1983 and KLUGE 1993.

Limb morphology: Limbless.

Distribution: not in NSW, nor NT (fide Swan et al. 2017, Field Guide NSW). 
  • 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.
  • Crouch, C. 1977. Legless lizards of the Little Desert. Victorian Naturalist 94: 156-157 - get paper here
  • Glauert, L. 1956. Herpetological Miscellanea VIII Snake Lizards and Worm Lizards (Family Pygopodidae). Western Australian Naturalist 5 (6): - 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
  • Lütken, C. 1863. Nogle nye krybdyr og padder. Videnskabelige Meddelelser f ra den Naturhistoriske Forening i Kjöbenhavn (20—22): 292—311
  • Parker, H. W. 1956. The lizard genus Aprasia; Its taxonomy and temperature correlated variation. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), Zoology, 3:365-385 - get paper here
  • Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig 1863. Eine Übersicht der von Hrn. Richard Schomburgk an das zoologische Museum eingesandten Amphibien, aus Buchsfelde bei Adelaide in Südaustralien. Monatsber. königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin. 1863 (April): 228-236 - 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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