About this object

Large, legless lizard, robust with a blunt nose and conspicuous paddle-shaped flaps instead of hind limbs. Scales are matt above, glossy below, colour varies from uniform grey to reddish-brown above, sometimes with a pattern of black dashes or blotches in rows above the sides of the body and tail. Length up to 84 cm.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
  • Scientific name
    Pygopus lepidopodus (Lacepede, 1804)
  • Classification
  • Common name
    Common Scalyfoot
  • Collector
  • Date collected
  • Place collected
    Oceania: Australia: Western Australia
  • Measurements
  • Credit line
    Donated by the Liverpool University Zoology Museum, 1999
  • Red Book Data status
  • Other number(s)
    previous number: 2000.1.40-43
Object view = Natural Science
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