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Taxonomy of the family Pygopodidae
Bibliography of the genus Aprasia
Biodiversity of the family Pygopodidae


Blunt-tailed Scaly-foots


Stumphalede Finnefødder

1839 Aprasia Gray (type species: Aprasia pulchella Gray 1839)
1873 Ophioseps Bocage [not Ophiseps Blyth 1853 (Reptilia: Anguidae)] (type species: Ophioseps nasutus Bocage 1873; syn. Boulenger 1887)
1887 Ophiopsiseps Boulenger [substitute name for Ophioseps Bocage 1873]
Contents: 14 species, all of which are endemic.
Distribution: Australia (Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, South Australia [incl. Kangaroo Island], Victoria, Western Australia).

Aprasia aurita

Eared Worm Lizard, (Mallee Worm Lizard)



1974 Aprasia aurita Kluge

Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria).

Aprasia clairae

Batavia Coast Worm Lizard



2013 Aprasia clairae Maryan, How & Adams

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).

Aprasia haroldi

Shark Bay Worm Lizard

Shark Bay-Flossenfuß

Shark Bay-finnefod

1978 Aprasia haroldi Storr

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).

Aprasia inaurita

Red-tailed Worm Lizard, (Mallee Worm Lizard)


Rødhalet Finnefod

1974 Aprasia inaurita Kluge

Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia).

Aprasia litorea

Gnaraloo Worm Lizard



2013 Aprasia litorea Maryan, Bush & Adams

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).

Aprasia parapulchella

Pink-tailed Worm Lizard, (Granite Worm Lizard)

Hellrotschwänziger Flossenfuß

Lyserødhalet Finnefod

1974 Aprasia parapulchella Kluge

Distribution: Australia (Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Victoria).

Aprasia picturata

Black-headed Worm Lizard


Sorthovedet Finnefod

1999 Aprasia picturata Smith & Henry

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).

Aprasia pseudopulchella

Flinders Ranges Worm Lizard

Flinders Range-Flossenfuß


1974 Aprasia pseudopulchella Kluge

Distribution: Australia (South Australia).

Aprasia pulchella

Western Granite Worm Lizard, Pretty Flap-foot, Pretty Worm Lizard, (Granite Worm Lizard)

Westlicher Granit-Flossenfuß

Vestlig Granit-finnefod

1839 Aprasia pulchella Gray
1873 Ophioseps nasutus Bocage (Parker 1956)
Ophiopsiseps nasutus Boulenger 1887
1909 Aprasia brevirostris Werner (Parker 1956)

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).

Aprasia repens

Southwestern Sandplain Worm Lizard, Sandplain Worm Lizard, Sedgelands Worm Lizard



1914 Ophioseps repens Fry
Aprasia repens Kinghorn 1926

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).

Aprasia rostrata

Ningaloo Worm Lizard, Monte Bello Worm Lizard, Hermite Island Worm Lizard



1956 Aprasia repens rostrata Parker
Aprasia rostrata Kluge 1974
1979 Aprasia rostrata fusca Storr (Maryan, Bush & Adams 2013)
Aprasia fusca Wells & Wellington 1984

Other common names:
fusca: Exmouth Worm Lizard
Remarks: The taxon fusca was previously regarded as a separate species (e.g., Wilson & Swan 2010; Cogger 2014).
Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).

Aprasia smithi

Zuytdorp Worm Lizard, Black-tipped Worm Lizard



1970 Aprasia smithi Storr

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).

Aprasia striolata

Striated Worm Lizard, Lined Worm Lizard

Streifen-Schmuckflossenfuß, Streifen-Flossenfuß

Stribet Finnefod

1863 Aprasia pulchella var. striolata Lütken
Aprasia striolata Worrell 1963
1863 Aprasia pulchella lineolata Lütken (Parker 1956; Kluge 1974)
1864 Aprasia octolineata Peters (Parker 1956; Kluge 1974)
1956 Aprasia striolata glauerti Parker
Aprasia glauerti Wells & Wellington 1984

Distribution: Australia (South Australia [incl. Kangaroo Island], Victoria, Western Australia).

Aprasia wicherina

Wicherina Worm Lizard



2015 Aprasia wicherina Maryan, Adams & Aplin

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).