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Delma torquata

Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list

The Collared Delma is endemic to Queensland and is the smallest member of the family Pygopodidae. The species is generally uniform brown; but with belly shields that are darker at the margins, and a dark-brown banded head and neck with cream-yellow interspaces. The species has a maximum snout-vent length of 7 cm and maximum total length of approximately 19 cm. The species’ average weight is about 2 g, making it one of the smallest members of the Pygopodidae family. The mid-body scales are in 16 rows. The snout is short and blunt.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Delma torquata

    Other threats to the species include fire and invasive weeds; particularly Dwarf Lantana (Lantana montividensis).