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Delma tealei MARYAN, APLIN & ADAMS, 2007

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Higher TaxaPygopodidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: North West Cape Delma 
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).  
TypesHolotype: WAM 153811 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: 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. 
  • 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
  • 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,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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