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Collared delma

collared delma (Delma torquata)
Brisbane, Queensland
Photo © Mark Sanders
Delma torquata - Kluge, 1974
Pronunciation  DELL-mah   torr-KWAH-tah
Etymology  Delma: apparently meaningless
torquata: 'collared', referring to the markings on the neck
Other names  adorned delma
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 9.3 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Known only from Queensland. From Ulam (near Rockhampton) in the north, south to Kenmore, inland to Bunya Mountains and Millmerran. The Ulam population may be isolated from the main population. Also known from Blackdown Tableland National Park, Bullyard Conservation Park, D'Aguilar Range National Park, Expedition National Park, Naumgna Forest Reserve, Lockyer Forest Reserve, and the Toowoomba Range.

Found in the following Australian states/territories



Eucalyptus-dominated woodlands with rocky ground cover. The species shelters under these rocks.

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