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Aprasia parapulchella

Pink-tailed Worm-Lizard

Common name: Pink-tailed Worm-lizard SVL: 150mm. Total length: 240mm

Endangered NSW and Victoria, Vulnerable Commonwealth.

Pink-tailed Worm-lizard one of thirteen species of worm-lizard (Aprasia) which burrow underground. It has a dark brown head and nape gradually merges with the pale grey or grey-brown body. The end half of its tail is pinkish/reddish-brown, and the longitudinal dark bar within each dorsal scale gives the impression of lines of dots along the body and tail. It is whitish below, with a rounded blunt snout, and its tail is nearly as long as its body. Distribution: Found in natural temperate grassland and woodland sites which have good rock cover and have remained undisturbed. It is currently known from a few locations on Nail Can Hill.

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Aprasia parapulchella (Pink-tailed Worm-Lizard) at Albury - 12 Sep 2017 by Damian Michael Aprasia parapulchella (Pink-tailed Worm-Lizard) at Nail Can Hill - 3 Sep 2009 by Damian Michael Aprasia parapulchella (Pink-tailed Worm-Lizard) at Nail Can Hill - 30 Oct 2007 by Damian Michael
Aprasia parapulchella (Pink-tailed Worm-Lizard) at Albury - 12 Sep 2017 by Damian Michael
Aprasia parapulchella (Pink-tailed Worm-Lizard) at Nail Can Hill - 3 Sep 2009 by Damian Michael
Aprasia parapulchella (Pink-tailed Worm-Lizard) at Nail Can Hill - 30 Oct 2007 by Damian Michael

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Species information

  • Aprasia parapulchella Scientific name
  • Pink-tailed Worm-Lizard Common name
  • Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

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