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Chamaesaura miopropus BOULENGER, 1895

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Higher TaxaCordylidae (Cordylinae), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesZambian snake-lizard, Zambian grass-lizard 
SynonymChamaesaura miopropus BOULENGER 1895
Chamaesaura macrolepis miopropus — BRANCH 1988
Chamaesaura macrolepis miopropus — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 19
Chamaesaura miopropus — HAAGNER 2000
Chamaesaura miopropus — BROADLEY & COTTERILL 2004
Chamaesaura miopropus — STANLEY et al. 2011
Chamaesaura miopropus — SPAWLS et al 2018: 206 
DistributionGrasslands of S Tanzania, west through Zambia to Angola,Democratic Republic of Congo (Katanga)

Type locality: Fwambo, NE Zambia  
Reproduction 
TypesType: BMNH 1946.8.29.49 (and possibly additional specimens). 
Diagnosis 
CommentOvoviviparous. 
Etymology 
References
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1895. Second report on additions to the lizard collection in the Natural History Museum. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1894: 722-736 [published in April 1895 fide A. Bauer] - get paper here
  • Branch,W.R. 1988. Field Guide to the snakes and other reptiles of southern Africa. Struik Publishers, Cape Town, 328 pp.
  • Broadley, D. G. & HOWELL, K. M. 1991. A check list of the reptiles of Tanzania, with synoptic keys. Syntarsus 1: 1—70
  • Broadley, Donald G. and F. P. D. Cotterill. 2004. The reptiles of southeast Katanga, an overlooked 'hot spot'. [Congo]. African Journal of Herpetology 53 (1): 35-61. - get paper here
  • Haagner,G.V.; Branch,W.R. & Haagner,A.J.F. 2000. Notes on a collection of reptiles from Zambia and adjacent areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Annals of the Eastern Cape Museum 1: 1 – 25
  • Marques, Mariana P.; Luis M. P. Ceríaco , David C. Blackburn , and Aaron M. Bauer 2018. Diversity and Distribution of the Amphibians and Terrestrial Reptiles of Angola -- Atlas of Historical and Bibliographic Records (1840–2017). Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (Ser. 4) 65: 1-501 (Supplement II)
  • Spawls, Steve; Kim Howell, Harald Hinkel, Michele Menegon 2018. Field Guide to East African Reptiles. Bloomsbury, 624 pp. - get paper here
  • Stanley, Edward L.; Aaron M. Bauer; Todd R. Jackman, William R. Branch, P. Le Fras N. Mouton 2011. Between a rock and a hard polytomy: rapid radiation in the rupicolous girdled lizard (Squamata: Cordylidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 58(1): 53-70. - get paper here
 
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