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Legless LizardDelma sp. (genus)

A legless lizard at Symonston, ACT

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Delma sp. (genus) at Symonston, ACT - 1 Nov 2018
Delma sp. (genus) at Symonston, ACT - 1 Nov 2018
Delma sp. (genus) at Symonston, ACT - 1 Nov 2018

Identification history

Legless Lizard Delma sp. (genus) 3 Feb 2019 MichaelMulvaney
Legless Lizard Delma impar 1 Nov 2018 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 1 Nov 2018 AaronClausen

Author's notes

Shed skin only

1 comment

WillO wrote:
   5 Nov 2018
It is often possible to identify skin sloughs to species. This sloughed skin was found at a known D. impar location. However in this case location may not be able to assist with separating Delma inornata from the suggested species D. impar as both species occur in the Gungahlin region. Both species overlap in mid-body scale row counts (D. impar 13-16 and D. inornata 11-16). A prenasal suture is present in D. inornata and not in D. impar which has fused nasal and supralabial; it would be helpful to examine the skin with that in mind. What would be needed is for some one to carefully collect the skin slough and making sure the head is collected as well. The skin can then be carefully floated in warm water before close examination with the help of a hand lens.

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Nearby Sightings

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Scolopendra laeta (Giant Centipede) at Symonston, ACT - 8 Oct 2018 Muscari armeniacum (Grape Hyacinth) at Symonston, ACT - 25 Sep 2018 Muscari armeniacum (Grape Hyacinth) at Symonston, ACT - 25 Sep 2018 Delma impar (Striped Legless-lizard) at Symonston, ACT - 3 Nov 2017
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Muscari armeniacum (Grape Hyacinth) at Symonston, ACT - 25 Sep 2018
Muscari armeniacum (Grape Hyacinth) at Symonston, ACT - 25 Sep 2018
Delma impar (Striped Legless-lizard) at Symonston, ACT - 3 Nov 2017

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Location

Location information

  • Coordinates 149.166839-35.337414
  • Altitude 569.9m
  • Places Symonston, ACT

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 1 Nov 2018 12:13 PM Recorded on
  • AaronClausen Recorded by
  • Mobile app Reported via
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