Delma nasuta KLUGE, 1974
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Delma nasuta?
|Higher Taxa||Pygopodidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Sharp-snouted Delma, Sharp-snouted Legless Lizard|
|Synonym||Delma nasuta KLUGE 1974: 109|
Delma nasuta — COGGER 2000: 291
Delma nasuta — WILSON & SWAN 2010
|Distribution||Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia)|
Type locality: Pollock Hills, 144 mi W of Sandy Blight Junction, W. A.
|Types||Holotype: WAM R40178|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: A moderately large Delma without dark or pale bands across top of head and neck. Distinguishable from D. butlen' by more numerous and differendy patterned loreals, longer and paler snout, pale brown upper labials narrowly edged above with dark brown, dorsals pale brown spotted with dark brown, and ventrals and subcaudals often dark-edged [STORR 1987: 48].|
|Comment||Habitat: The species is strongly associated with hummock grass (Shea, 1991).|
Limb morphology: Limbless.
Distribution: reports from NSW are now considered Delma butleri.
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