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Legless LizardDelma inornata   

Olive Legless-lizard at Bango, NSW

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Delma inornata at Bango, NSW - 15 Oct 2018
Delma inornata at Bango, NSW - 15 Oct 2018
Delma inornata at Bango, NSW - 15 Oct 2018

Identification history

Legless Lizard Delma inornata 16 Oct 2018 WillO
Unidentified 15 Oct 2018 Renzy357

Author's notes

Found desiccated under tinned plate on which pet rabbit food is given. Area is sheltered under cubby house and has long grass (25cm) present.

2 comments

WillO wrote:
   15 Oct 2018
This is a species of Legless Lizard (in the genus Delma). It is most likely Delma inornata. Do you know if the area around where you found it was once woodland? A similar species Delma impar only occurs in grasslands in or near areas that have always been grasslands (ie areas that never supported tree cover). However the specimen looks most like D. inornata. I will wait to see if you get other comments before confirming the id. Thanks for submitting the photo - they all help a lot with regional distributions. WillO.
Renzy357 wrote:
   16 Oct 2018
Hi WillO. I have found a live adult Delma inornata at the same site a few years back (see pictures in my profile), so your suggestion of this species is consistent with this finding. I knew it was a legless lizard - I just didn't know if D. impar also occurred in the area. We are high up on what would have been an open woodland hill - unfortunately mostly pasture improved, but some interesting species still persist here as do some lovely old trees. Thanks!

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Nearby Sightings

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Synemon plana (Golden Sun Moth) at Bango, NSW - 23 Nov 2019 Eriophora transmarina (Garden orb weaver) at Bango, NSW - 4 Jan 2019 Archimantis sp. (genus) (Large Brown Mantis) at Bango, NSW - 3 Jan 2019 Gryllacrididae sp. (family) (Wood, Raspy or Leaf Rolling Cricket) at Bango, NSW - 29 Dec 2018 Stericta carbonalis (Charcoal Pyralid) at Bango, NSW - 18 Dec 2018 Acanthiza chrysorrhoa (Yellow-rumped Thornbill) at Bango, NSW - 11 Oct 2018 Petroica phoenicea (Flame Robin) at Bango, NSW - 11 Aug 2018 Limnodynastes tasmaniensis (Spotted Grass Frog) at Bango, NSW - 6 May 2018 Hemiergis decresiensis (Three-toed Skink) at Bango, NSW - 6 May 2018 Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Bango, NSW - 11 Mar 2018 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Bango, NSW - 7 Dec 2017 Platycercus eximius (Eastern Rosella) at Bango, NSW - 3 Nov 2017 Euproctis baliolalis (Browntail Gum Moth) at Bango, NSW - 25 Dec 2016 Egernia cunninghami (Cunningham's Skink) at Bango, NSW - 4 Dec 2016 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Bango, NSW - 26 Mar 2016 Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Bango, NSW - 25 Mar 2016 Mantodea sp. (order) (Unidentified praying mantis) at Bango, NSW - 28 Jan 2016 Neobatrachus sudelli (Spotted Burrowing Frog) at Bango, NSW - 17 Apr 2015 Abantiades atripalpis (Bardee, Bardy, Bardi Grub, Rain Moth or Waikerie) at Bango, NSW - 15 Apr 2015 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Bango, NSW - 17 Feb 2015 Ramphotyphlops nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Bango, NSW - 22 Dec 2014 Polytelis swainsonii (Superb Parrot) at Bango, NSW - 26 Sep 2014 Delma inornata (Olive Legless-lizard) at Bango, NSW - 16 Sep 2014 Psephotus haematonotus (Red-rumped Parrot) at Bango, NSW - 10 Mar 2006
Synemon plana (Golden Sun Moth) at Bango, NSW - 23 Nov 2019
Eriophora transmarina (Garden orb weaver) at Bango, NSW - 4 Jan 2019
Archimantis sp. (genus) (Large Brown Mantis) at Bango, NSW - 3 Jan 2019
Gryllacrididae sp. (family) (Wood, Raspy or Leaf Rolling Cricket) at Bango, NSW - 29 Dec 2018
Stericta carbonalis (Charcoal Pyralid) at Bango, NSW - 18 Dec 2018
Acanthiza chrysorrhoa (Yellow-rumped Thornbill) at Bango, NSW - 11 Oct 2018
Petroica phoenicea (Flame Robin) at Bango, NSW - 11 Aug 2018
Limnodynastes tasmaniensis (Spotted Grass Frog) at Bango, NSW - 6 May 2018
Hemiergis decresiensis (Three-toed Skink) at Bango, NSW - 6 May 2018
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Bango, NSW - 11 Mar 2018
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Bango, NSW - 7 Dec 2017
Platycercus eximius (Eastern Rosella) at Bango, NSW - 3 Nov 2017
Euproctis baliolalis (Browntail Gum Moth) at Bango, NSW - 25 Dec 2016
Egernia cunninghami (Cunningham's Skink) at Bango, NSW - 4 Dec 2016
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Bango, NSW - 26 Mar 2016
Crinia parinsignifera (Plains Froglet) at Bango, NSW - 25 Mar 2016
Mantodea sp. (order) (Unidentified praying mantis) at Bango, NSW - 28 Jan 2016
Neobatrachus sudelli (Spotted Burrowing Frog) at Bango, NSW - 17 Apr 2015
Abantiades atripalpis (Bardee, Bardy, Bardi Grub, Rain Moth or Waikerie) at Bango, NSW - 15 Apr 2015
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Bango, NSW - 17 Feb 2015
Ramphotyphlops nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Bango, NSW - 22 Dec 2014
Polytelis swainsonii (Superb Parrot) at Bango, NSW - 26 Sep 2014
Delma inornata (Olive Legless-lizard) at Bango, NSW - 16 Sep 2014
Psephotus haematonotus (Red-rumped Parrot) at Bango, NSW - 10 Mar 2006

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Location

Location information

  • Coordinates 148.953219-34.732567
  • Places Bango, NSW

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 15 Oct 2018 1:32 PM Recorded on
  • Renzy357 Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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