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








Genus
Delma

Smooth-scaled Scaly-foots, (Delmas)

Glattschuppen-Flossenfüße

Glatskællede Finnefødder*

1831 Delma Gray (type species: Delma fraseri Gray 1831)
1867 Nisara Gray (type species: Delma grayii Smith 1849; syn. Boulenger 1885)
1882 Pseudodelma Fischer (type species: Pseudodelma impar Fischer 1882; syn. Boulenger 1885)
1974 Aclys Kluge (type species: Aclys concinna Kluge 1974; syn. Kluge 2001; Wilson & Swan 2010)
Contents: 22 species, all of which are endemic.
Distribution: Australia (Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia).

Delma australis

Marble-headed Snake Lizard, Marble-faced Worm Lizard, Barred Snake Lizard

Marmorkopf-Flossenfuß*

Marmor-finnefod*

1974 Delma australis Kluge

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


Delma borea

Rusty-topped Snake Lizard, Northern Snake Lizard, Northern Delma

Rost-Flossenfuß*

Rustfarvet Finnefod*

1974 Delma borea Kluge

Remarks: A record from South Australia (Kluge 1974) is assumed to be an error (Maryan, Aplin & Adams 2007).
Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia).


Delma butleri

Spinifex Snake Lizard, Unbanded Delma

Spinifex-Flossenfuß*

Spinifex-finnefod*

1987 Delma butleri Storr

Remarks: Shea (1991) regarded haroldi as a synonym of butleri, however Aplin & Smith (2001) rejected this synonymization, pending further studies.
Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia).


Delma concinna

Javelin Legless Lizard, Javelin Lizard

Speer-Flossenfuß*

Spyd-finnefod*

1974 Aclys concinna Kluge
Delma concinna Kluge 2001
1987 Aclys concinna major Storr
Delma concinna major Kluge 2001*

Other common names:
concinna: West Coast Javelin Legless Lizard
major: Shark Bay Javelin Legless Lizard
Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Delma desmosa

Desert Snake Lizard, (Desmosa)

Wüsten-Flossenfuß*

Ørken-finnefod*

2007 Delma desmosa Maryan, Aplin & Adams

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, South Australia, Western Australia).


Delma elegans

Pilbara Snake Lizard

Pilbara-Flossenfuß*

Pilbara-finnefod*

1974 Delma elegans Kluge

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Delma fraseri

Southwestern Snake Lizard*, (Fraser's Scaly-foot, Fraser’s Legless Lizard)

Südwestlicher Flossenfuß*, Frasers Flossenfuß

Sydvestlig Finnefod*

1831 Delma fraseri Gray

Remarks: Previously included petersoni.
Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Delma grayii

Side-barred Snake Lizard, (Gray’s Legless Lizard)

Seitenband-Flossenfuß*

Flankebånds-finnefod*

1849 Delma grayii Smith

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Delma haroldi

Neck-barred Snake Lizard

Nackenband-Flossenfuß*

Nakkebånds-finnefod*

1987 Delma haroldi Storr

Remarks: Shea (1991) regarded haroldi as a synonym of butleri, but Aplin & Smith (2001) rejected this synonymization, pending further studies. Also Cogger (1996) maintained haroldi as a valid species.
Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, Western Australia).


Delma hebesa

Esperance Snake Lizard*, Heath Delma

Esperance-Flossenfuß*

Esperance-finnefod*

2015 Delma hebesa Maryan, Brennan, Adams & Aplin

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Delma impar

Striped Snake Lizard, Striped Legless Lizard, Many-lined Delma

Gestreifter Schlangen-Flossenfuß*

Mangestribet Finnefod*

1882 Pseudodelma impar Fischer
Delma impar Boulenger 1885
1905 Delma lineata Rosén (Loveridge 1934; Kluge 1974)

Remarks: A record (Waite 1927) from Kangaroo Island, South Australia, is regarded as erroneous, since it was not included in subsequent works (e.g., Kluge 1974; Hutchinson 2010).
Distribution: Australia (Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria).


Delma inornata

Stripe-tailed Legless Lizard, Patternless Delma, Olive Legless Lizard, Olive Snake Lizard, Plain Snake Lizard

Schmuckloser Flossenfuß

Prydløs Finnefod*

1974 Delma inornata Kluge

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


Delma labialis

Single-striped Snake Lizard, (Striped-tailed Snake Lizard)

Einzelstreifen-Flossenfuß*

Enkeltstribet Finnefod*

1987 Delma labialis Shea 1986 [1987]

Distribution: Australia (Queensland).


Delma mitella

Atherton Snake Lizard

Atherton-Flossenfuß*

Atherton-finnefod*

1987 Delma mitella Shea 1986 [1987]

Distribution: Australia (Queensland).


Delma molleri

Adelaide Snake Lizard, Gulf Snake Lizard, (Möller's Snake Lizard)

Adelaide-Flossenfuß*

Adelaide-finnefod*

1863 Delma mölleri Lütken

Distribution: Australia (South Australia).


Delma nasuta

Long-nosed Snake Lizard*, Centralian Snake Lizard, Long-nosed Delma, Sharp-snouted Delma

Spitzschnäuziger Flossenfuß

Spidssnudet Finnefod*

1974 Delma nasuta Kluge

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia).


Delma pax

Peace Snake Lizard

Frieden-Flossenfuß*

Freds-finnefod*

1974 Delma pax Kluge

Remarks: Restricted to the Pilbara region by Maryan, Aplin & Adams (2007).
Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Delma petersoni

Throat-banded Snake Lizard*, (Painted Snake Lizard)

Kehlband-Flossenfuß*

Liniestrubet Finnefod*

1991 Delma fraseri petersoni Shea
Delma petersoni Jennings, Pianka & Donnellan 2003

Distribution: Australia (South Australia, Western Australia).


Delma plebeia

Basalt Snake Lizard, Leaden Snake Lizard

Basalt-Flossenfuß*

Basalt-finnefod*

1888 Delma plebeia De Vis
1985 Delma wollemi Wells & Wellington (Shea & Sadlier 1999)

Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Queensland).


Delma tealei

Cape Range Snake Lizard*, (Teale's Delma)

Cape Range-Flossenfuß*

Cape Range-finnefod*

2007 Delma tealei Maryan, Aplin & Adams

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Delma tincta

Black-necked Snake Lizard, Excitable Snake Lizard, (Painted Snake Lizard)

Gemalter Flossenfuß

Sorthalset Finnefod*

1888 Delma tincta De Vis
Delma fraseri tincta Loveridge 1934
1901 Delma reticulata Garman (Loveridge 1934)

Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia).


Delma torquata

Collared Snake Lizard, Collared Legless Lizard, Adorned Snake Lizard

Halsband-Flossenfuß*

Halsbånd-finnefod*

1974 Delma torquata Kluge

Distribution: Australia (Queensland).