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Legless LizardAprasia parapulchella  

1 Pink-tailed Worm-lizard at Black Mountain

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Aprasia parapulchella at Black Mountain - 12 Jan 2019
Aprasia parapulchella at Black Mountain - 12 Jan 2019
Aprasia parapulchella at Black Mountain - 12 Jan 2019
Aprasia parapulchella at Black Mountain - 12 Jan 2019

Identification history

Legless Lizard Aprasia parapulchella 13 Jan 2019 GeoffRobertson
Legless Lizard Aprasia parapulchella 13 Jan 2019 JasonC

Significant sighting

  14 Jan 2019

PTWL was recorded in 1998 and 2008 high on the western side of Black Mountain, but we are unsure how widespread the lizard is on the mountain - great to get another sighting

2 comments

WillO wrote:
   14 Jan 2019
This is a great record. It is only the second site for the PTWL in Black Mountain NR. It is unusual because most records of the species are from volcanic or metamorphic rock types. Can you let us know if the lizard was found under a stone or log? WillO.
JasonC wrote:
   14 Jan 2019
Hi Will - i'm not much of a geologist - but the stone it was under was a triangular prism sitting flat circa 100 mm thick (300 mm along the longest edge) - more like a shale to me than a volcanic or metamorphic rock. The locality on the map here is pretty much spot-on.

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 12 Jan 2019 11:20 AM Recorded on
  • JasonC Recorded by
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