A new species of Lucasium (Squamata: Diplodactylidae) from the southern deserts of Western Australia and South Australia

WA Museum Records and Supplements | Updated 6 years ago

ABSTRACT – Discoveries of new species of Australian squamaks continue following explorations of remote regions, examination of large series of taxa that differ subtly and through genetic techniques. Here we describe a new species of Lucasium from the southern deserts of Western Australia and South Australia. Lucasium bungabinna sp. nov. differs from congeners by possessing relatively wide apical plates, a simple body pattern consisting of a pale vertebral stripe and lateral spotting, slightly more robust body and tail and nostril in contact with rostral scale. The new taxon occurs on the Bungalbin sand plain in Western Australia and the Yellabinna sand plain in South Australia, extending to the Eyre Peninsula.

Author(s) Paul Doughty and Mark N. Hutchinson
Records 25 : Part 1
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