Delma

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Delma
Striped legless lizard.jpg
Delma impar
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Sauria
Infraorder: Gekkota
Family: Pygopodidae
Genus: Delma
Gray, 1831[1][2]
Species

21 recognized species, see article.

Delma distribution.svg

Delma is a genus of lizards in the family Pygopodidae. The genus Delma contains 21 valid described species, all of which are endemic to Australia.

Species[edit]

Recognized species of Delma according to the Reptile Database:

Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Delma.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). www.itis.gov.
  2. ^ Dahms Tierleben. www.dahmstierleben.de/systematik/Reptilien/Squamata/Gekkota/Pygopodidae.

Further reading[edit]

  • Boulenger GA. 1885. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Second Edition. Volume I. ... Pygopodidæ ... London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). xii + 436 pp. + Plates I-XXXII. (Genus Delma, p. 243).
  • Gray JE. 1831. Description of a new Genus of Ophisaurean Animal, discovered by the late James Hunter, Esq., in New Holland. Zoological Miscellany 1:14. (Delma, new genus).