Title

Range Extension for the Black-Headed Worm-Lizard, Aprasia Picturata (Squamata: Pygopodidae)

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Royal Society of Western Australia Inc.

Faculty

Business and Law

School

Marketing, Tourism and Leisure

RAS ID

5697

Comments

This article was originally published as: Thompson, S. A., & Thompson, G. G. (2008). Range extension for the Black-headed Worm-lizard, Aprasia picturata (Squamata: Pygopodidae). Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia, 91, 51-52. Original article available here

Abstract

The third capture of an Aprasia picturata increases its recorded geographical distribution in a northerly direction by approximately 250 km. This record may represent a new population or a range extension. If this record indicates a small disjunct population, and the species is already relatively rare, then there may be a case for affording it and its habitat special protection.