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Delma torquata KLUGE, 1974

IUCN Red List - Delma torquata - Vulnerable, VU

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Higher TaxaPygopodidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Adorned Delma 
SynonymDelma torquata KLUGE 1974: 125
Delma torquata — KLUGE 1993
Delma torquata — COGGER 2000: 292
Delma torquata — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Delma torquata — WILMER et al. 2020 
DistributionAustralia (Queensland)

Type locality: Upper Brookfield, 15 mi WNW of Brisbane, Qld.  
TypesHolotype: QM J14365 
CommentLimb morphology: Limbless. 
  • 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.
  • Hines, B.M., Hannah, D.; Venz, M. & Eyre, T. 2000. New distribution and habitat data for the vulnerable pygopodid, Delma torquata (Kluge, 1974). Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 45: 391
  • Kluge, A. G. 1974. A taxonomic revision of the lizard family Pygopodidae. Miscellaneous Publications, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan, (147): 1-221. - 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
  • MARYAN, BRAD; IAN G. BRENNAN, MARK ADAMS & KEN P. APLIN 2015. Molecular and morphological assessment of Delma australis Kluge (Squamata: Pygopodidae), with a description of a new species from the biodiversity ‘hotspot’ of southwestern Western Australia. Zootaxa 3946 (3): 301–330 - get paper here
  • Wilmer, J. W., Amey, A. P., McDougall, C., Venz, M., Peck, S. and Oliver, P. M. 2020. Comparative mitochondrial phylogeography of two legless lizards (Pygopodidae) from Queensland’s fragmented woodlands. Israel J Ecol Evol 66 (3-4): 142-150 - 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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