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Wicherina worm lizard

Wicherina worm lizard (Aprasia wicherina)
Wicherina region, Western Australia
Photo © Ray Lloyd
Aprasia wicherina - Maryan, Adams & Aplin, 2015
Pronunciation  ah-PRAY-zee-ah  
Etymology  Aprasia: thought to be meaningless.1
wicherina: "The species name refers to the area of Wicherina, where all the type material is known from, and a local indigenous word meaning water hole (S. Heriot, pers. comm.). The epithet is to be used as a noun in apposition." (Maryan, Adams & Aplin 2015)
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 9.2 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Found in the following Australian states/territories

Western Australia


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