In addition, proponents and land managers should refer to the Recovery Plan (where available) or the Conservation Advice (where available) for recovery, mitigation and conservation information.
|EPBC Act Listing Status||Listed as Vulnerable|
|Listing and Conservation Advices||
Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Delma mitella (Atherton Delma) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008dq) [Conservation Advice].
|Recovery Plan Decision||
Recovery Plan not required, included on the Not Commenced List (1/11/2009).
|Adopted/Made Recovery Plans|
|Policy Statements and Guidelines||
Survey guidelines for Australia's threatened reptiles. EPBC Act survey guidelines 6.6
(Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC), 2011m) [Admin Guideline].
Federal Register of
Declaration under s178, s181, and s183 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 - List of threatened species, List of threatened ecological communities and List of threatening processes (Commonwealth of Australia, 2000) [Legislative Instrument].
|State Listing Status||
|Scientific name||Delma mitella |
This is an indicative distribution map of the present distribution of the species based on best available knowledge. See map caveat for more information.
A reddish-brown lizard growing to 8 cm with pale yellow/white underbody, darker top of head with four narrow pale cream cross-bands edged with black; lower lips, throat and belly without darker markings and scales in 16 rows at mid-body (Cogger 2000).
Found on the eastern side of the Atherton Tableland in north-eastern Qld (Cogger 2000). The two existing specimens were collected near Herberton and Koombooloomba Rd, near Ravenshoe (Shea 1987).
First described by Shea (1987) based on two museum specimens.
The following table lists known and perceived threats to this species. Threats are based on the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) threat classification version 1.1.
|Threat Class||Threatening Species||References|
|Climate Change and Severe Weather:Habitat Shifting and Alteration:Habitat loss, modification and/or degradation||Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Delma mitella (Atherton Delma) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008dq) [Conservation Advice].|
|Ecosystem/Community Stresses:Indirect Ecosystem Effects:Restricted geographical distribution (area of occupancy and extent of occurrence)||Delma mitella in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH), 2006gs) [Internet].|
|Species Stresses:Indirect Species Effects:Low numbers of individuals||Delma mitella in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH), 2006gs) [Internet].|
Cogger, H.G. (2000). Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia - 6th edition. Sydney, NSW: Reed New Holland.
Shea, G.M. (1987). Two new species of Delma (Lacertilia: Pygopodidae) from northeastern Queensland and a note on the status of the genus Aclys. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales. 109 (3):203-212.
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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Delma mitella in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:20 +1000.