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Genus Delma Gray, 1831

Compiler and date details

October 2013 - ABRS

  • Delma Gray, J.E. 1831. Description of a new genus of ophisaurean animal, discovered by the late James Hunter. 14 in Gray, J.E. (ed.). The Zoological Miscellany. London : Treuttel, Würtz & Co. Vol. 1. [14].
    Type species:
     Delma fraseri Gray, 1831 by monotypy.
  • Nisara Gray, J.E. 1867. The Lizards of Australia and New Zealand in the Collection of the British Museum. London : British Museum 7 pp. [3].
    Type species:
     Delma grayii Smith, 1849 by monotypy.
  • Pseudodelma Fischer, J.G. 1882. Herpetologische Bemerkungen. Archiv für Naturgeschichte 48: 281-302 [286].
    Type species:
     Pseudodelma impar Fischer, 1882 by monotypy.


Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy

  • Kluge, A.G. 1974. A taxonomic revision of the lizard family Pygopodidae. Miscellaneous Publications of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan 147: 1-221
  • Cogger, H.G. 1983. in Cogger, H.G., Cameron, E.E. & Cogger, H.M. Amphibia and Reptiles. In Walton, D.W. (ed.) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Vol. 1. Netley, South Australia : Griffin Press Ltd. vi 313 pp. [103]




Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


ACT, NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA: Murray Darling Depression (MDD), Riverina (RIV) ; ACT, NSW, Qld, SA, Vic: Cobar Peneplain (CP), Darling Riverine Plains (DRP), NSW South Western Slopes (NSS) ; ACT, NSW, SA, Vic: Australian Alps (AA), Naracoorte Coastal Plain (NCP), South East Coastal Plain (SCP), South Eastern Highlands (SEH), Victorian Midlands (VM), Victorian Volcanic Plain (VVP) ; NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA: Broken Hill Complex (BHC), Eyre Yorke Block (EYB), Finke (FIN), Flinders Lofty Block (FLB), Gawler (GAW), Geraldton Sandplains (GS), MacDonnell Ranges (MAC), Yalgoo (YAL) ; NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA: Arnhem Coast (ARC), Arnhem Plateau (ARP), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Burt Plain (BRT), Central Arnhem (CA), Carnarvon (CAR), Channel Country (CHC), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Central Ranges (CR), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Daly Basin (DAB), Darwin Coastal (DAC), Desert Uplands (DEU), Dampierland (DL), Davenport Murchison Ranges (DMR), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Gascoyne (GAS), Gibson Desert (GD), Gulf Fall and Uplands (GFU), Great Sandy Desert (GSD), Gulf Coastal (GUC), Gulf Plains (GUP), Little Sandy Desert (LSD), Mitchell Grass Downs (MGD), Mount Isa Inlier (MII), Mulga Lands (ML), Murchison (MUR), Ord Victoria Plain (OVP), Pine Creek (PCK), Pilbara (PIL), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields (SSD), Sturt Plateau (STU), Tanami (TAN), Tiwi Cobourg (TIW), Victoria Bonaparte (VB), Wet Tropics (WT) ; NSW, NT, SA, Vic, WA: Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Coolgardie (COO), Great Victoria Desert (GVD), Kanmantoo (KAN), Mallee (MAL), Stony Plains (STP) ; NSW, Qld: Nandewar (NAN), New England Tablelands (NET), NSW North Coast (NNC) ; NT, Qld, WA: Central Kimberley (CK), Northern Kimberley (NK) ; SA, WA: Esperance Plains (ESP), Hampton (HAM), Jarrah Forest (JF), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA) ; WA: Warren (WAR)

General References

Maryan, B, Aplin, K.P. & Adams, M. 2007. Two new species of the Delma tincta group (Squamata: Pygopodidae) from northwestern Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum 23(3): 273-305

Maryan, B., Brennan, I.G., Adams, M. & Aplin, K.P. 2015. Molecular and morphological assessment of Delma australis Kluge (Squamata: Pygopodidae), with a description of a new species from the biodiversity ‘hotspot’ of southwestern Western Australia. Zootaxa 3946(3): 301–330


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
30-Mar-2012 19-Mar-2013 MODIFIED
28-May-2014 16-Dec-2011 MOVED
28-May-2014 07-Dec-2011 MODIFIED
08-Mar-2011 08-Mar-2011 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)