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Pink-tailed Worm-lizard (Aprasia parapulchella) (9105308465).jpg
Aprasia parapulchella
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Pygopodidae
Genus: Aprasia
Gray, 1839
Aprasia distribution.svg

Aprasia is a genus of lizards in the family Pygopodidae. The genus is endemic to Australia.[1] The species in the genus Aprasia are worm-like, burrowing lizards. At least four of the species are oviparous.[2]


The genus Aprasia contains the following species:[1]


  1. ^ a b Aprasia at the Reptarium.cz Reptile Database
  2. ^ Webb, Jonathan K.; Shine, Richard (1994). "Feeding habits and reproductive biology of Australian pygopodid lizards of the genus Aprasia". Copeia. 1994 (2): 390–398. doi:10.2307/1446986. JSTOR 1446986. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Boulenger GA (1885). Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Second Edition. Volume I. Geckonidæ, Eublepharidæ, Uroplatidæ, Pygopodidæ, Agamidæ. London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). xii + 436 pp. + Plates I-XXXII. (Genus Aprasia, p. 245).
  • Gray JE (1839). Catalogue of the Slender-tongued Saurians, with Descriptions of many new Genera and Species. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. [First Series] 2: 331-337. (Aprasia, new genus, pp. 331–332).