Delma tincta

Delma tincta

Delma tincta

(Excitable Delma)

FAMILY

Pygopodidae

Species

Delma tincta

Common name

Excitable Delma

Main colour

Grey to grey-brown

Body size

Snout to vent 8-9 cm, tail to 24 cm long

Location

Cairns, Townsville

Description

This legless lizard is found in a wide variety of habitats, usually under logs or similar debris or even in the surface layers of the soil. The greyish body may have several dark broad bands near the head and neck, more commonly observed on young animals; tail is long and slender, snout rounded. The lower surface is whitish.