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Taxonomy of the family Pygopodidae
Bibliography of the genus Pygopus
Biodiversity of the family Pygopodidae








Genus
Pygopus

Typical Scaly-foots

Eigentliche Flossenfüße

Egentlige Finnefødder

1820 Pygopus Merrem (type species: Bipes lepidopus [lapsus for lepidopodus ] Lacepede 1804)
1839 Hysteropus Dumeril & Bibron [substitute name for Pygopus Merrem 1820] (type species: Sheltopusik novae-hollandiae Oppel 1811; syn. Boulenger 1885)
1882 Cryptodelma Fischer (type species: Cryptodelma nigriceps Fischer 1882; syn. Kinghorn 1926)
Contents: 5 species, all of which are endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: Wells & Wellington (1984) regarded Paradelma as a synonym of Pygopus.
Introduced to: Australia (Australian Capital Territory), New Zealand.
Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia).

Pygopus lepidopodus

Southern Scaly-foot, Common Scaly-foot

Gewöhnlicher Flossenfuß, (Schlangen-Flossenfuß)

Sydlig Finnefod, Almindelig Finnefod

1804 Bipes lepidopodus Lacepede
Pygopus lepidopus [lapsus] Merrem 1820
1811 Sheltopusik novae-hollandiae Oppel (Boulenger 1885)
1845 Pygopus squamiceps Gray (Boulenger 1885)

Remarks: A record from Tasmania has not been confirmed (Kluge 1974).
Introduced to: Australia (Australian Capital Territory), New Zealand.
Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia).


Pygopus nigriceps

Western Hooded Scaly-foot, Black-headed Scaly-foot

Westlicher Kapuzen-Flossenfuß, Westlicher Flossenfuß

Vestlig Hætte-finnefod

1882 Cryptodelma nigriceps Fischer
Pygopus nigriceps Kinghorn 1926
1897 Delma baileyi Günther (Kluge 1974)
Cryptodelma baileyi Werner 1912
Pygopus baileyi Loveridge 1934
1985 Delma territorianus Wells & Wellington (James, Donnellan & Hutchinson 2001)
Pygopus territorianus Wells & Wellington 1985

Remarks: Previously included schraderi (e.g., Kinghorn 1926; Cogger 1996), which was revalidated as a separate species by James, Donnellan & Hutchinson (2001), although already Wells & Wellington (1985) and Ehmann (1992) had treated it as such.
Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia).


Pygopus nigriceps
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Pygopus robertsi

Cape York Scaly-foot

Cape York-Flossenfuß

Cape York-finnefod

2010 Pygopus robertsi Oliver, Couper & Amey

Distribution: Australia (Queensland).


Pygopus schraderi

Eastern Hooded Scaly-foot

Östlicher Kapuzen-Flossenfuß

Østlig Hætte-finnefod

1913 Pygopus schraderi Boulenger
Pygopus nigriceps schraderi Kluge 1974
1985 Pygopus klugei Wells & Wellington (James, Donnellan & Hutchinson 2001)

Remarks: Revalidated as a separate species by James, Donnellan & Hutchinson (2001), although already Wells & Wellington (1985) and Ehmann (1992) treated it as such.
Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia).


Pygopus steelescotti

Northern Hooded Scaly-foot

Nördlicher Kapuzen-Flossenfuß

Nordlig Hætte-finnefod

2001 Pygopus steelescotti James, Donnellan & Hutchinson

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia).