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Cordylus beraduccii BROADLEY & BRANCH, 2002

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Higher TaxaCordylidae (Cordylinae), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesMaasai Girdled Lizard 
SynonymCordylus beraduccii BROADLEY & BRANCH 2002
Cordylus beraduccii — STANLEY et al. 2011
Cordylus beraduccii — SPAWLS et al 2018: 210 
DistributionS Kenya, N Tanzania (Maasai plains from the Ngong Hills in Kenya south to the Dodoma Region).

Type locality: Ndukusi village (10 km SE of Lolkisale). Kitete District, Arusha Region, Tanzania.  
ReproductionOvoviviparous. 
TypesHolotype: NMZB, Natural History Museum Zimbabwe, Bulawayo; paratype in ZMUC. 
Diagnosis 
CommentDistribution: see map in GREENBAUM et al. 2012. 
EtymologyNamed after the collector of the type, Joe Beraducci. 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Broadley, D. G. & W. R. Branch 2002. A review of the small east African Cordylus (Sauria: Cordylidae), with the description of a new species. African Journal of Herpetology 51 (1): 9-34 - get paper here
  • Greenbaum, Eli; Edward L. Stanley, Chifundera Kusamba, Wandege M. Moninga, Stephen R. Goldberg & Charles R. Bursey 2012. A new species of Cordylus (Squamata: Cordylidae) from the Marungu Plateau of south-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. African Journal of Herpetology 61 (1): 14-39 - get paper here
  • MOUTON, P. LE FRAS N.; DAHNÉ A. JANSE VAN RENSBURG and JOHANNES H. VAN WYK 2010. Epidermal glands in cordylid lizards, with special reference to generation glands. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 158: 312–324.
  • 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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