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Stripe-tailed delma

stripe-tailed delma (Delma labialis)
Townsville, Queensland
Photo © Ray Lloyd
Delma labialis - Shea, 1987
Pronunciation  DELL-mah   lay-bee-AH-liss
Etymology  Delma: apparently meaningless
labialis: "The specific epithet is from the Latin labium, a lip, in allusion to the distinctive labial and lateral neck pattern of this species."1
Other names  striped-tailed delma
single-striped delma (despite each individual having at least two stripes)
white-striped delma (despite the dark stripes - how do people come up with these names?!?)
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 11.5 cm
Clutch size
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Found in the following Australian states/territories



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