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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]

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. It belongs to class Reptilia.


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.


  1. ^ Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).
  2. ^ Dahms Tierleben.

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).