Delma desmosa 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Pygopodidae

Scientific Name: Delma desmosa Maryan, Aplin & Adams, 2007
Identification information: D. desmosa is brown with three to four dark bands on the head and nape. This pattern is more prominent on juveniles. The interspaces can be pale orange-brown dorsally on adults (Wilson and Swan 2013).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2017-02-23
Assessor(s): Shea, G. & Ellis, R.
Reviewer(s): Bowles, P.
Contributor(s): Harrison, N.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Cox, N.A.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, there are no major threats and because the population is unlikely to be declining.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Delma desmosa is found in central Western Australia, across into the south west corner of the Northern Territory, and down slightly into the north west corner of South Australia (Macdonald 2012, Wilson and Swan 2013).
Countries occurrence:
Australia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, Western Australia)
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Population [top]

Population:It is a locally common species, with a stable population.
Current Population Trend:Stable
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species inhabits spinifex deserts (Wilson and Swan 2013).

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There appears to be no use or trade in this species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no substantial threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no direct conservation actions currently in place for this species. Populations occur within some protected areas.

Citation: Shea, G. & Ellis, R. 2017. Delma desmosa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T102830591A102830600. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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