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Elected representatives in government are in charge of the policy and funding that can make or break saving threatened species. Their decisions and actions matter.

Mayo has or used to have 20 threatened animals within its boundaries. One of them is me, the Flinders Ranges Worm-lizard.

We took care to attach appropriate images that are as close to representative of each species as our resources and the availability of images allowed. However, we could not ensure perfect accuracy in every case. Some images show species that share the same genus but not at the species or subspecies level.

Photo of Flinders Ranges Worm-lizard

Flinders Ranges Worm-lizard

Aprasia pseudopulchella

Status: Vulnerable

The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) lists threatened species under six categories:
Extinct, Extinct in the wild, Critically Endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable, Conservation dependent. Read more about these categories

Aprasia pseudopulchella is found across 5 electorates.

The Flinders Ranges Worm-lizard is a very small, worm-like, burrowing lizard with no obvious external ear opening. It is a legless lizard with poorly developed hind limb flaps and a dark brown head that gradually merges with a pale grey or grey-brown body, which in turn merges with a reddish-brown terminal half of the tail. The Flinders Ranges Worm-lizard has median longitudinal dark bars on the dorsal scales of the tail and part of the body, giving the impression of longitudinal lines. This species can be distinguished from its close relative, the Pink-tailed Worm-lizard, by having a greater average number of belly scales, two preorbital scales and frequent presence of a faint lateral head pattern.¹

Explore more about this species on the Atlas of Living Australia

Habitat loss, fragmentation and degradationHabitat loss, fragmentation and degradation

Explore more about the threats facing species on our Resources page.

Mayo has or used to have 45 threatened plants found within its boundaries. Some of these might not be as photogenic as the Flinders Ranges Worm-lizard but they're just as important.

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