Cordylus cloetei MOUTON & VAN WYK, 1994
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cordylus cloetei?
|Higher Taxa||Cordylidae (Cordylinae), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Cloete’s Girdled Lizard|
|Synonym||Cordylus cloetei MOUTON & VAN WYK 1994|
Cordylus cloetei — ADOLPHS 2006
Cordylus cloetei — STANLEY et al. 2011
|Distribution||Republic of South Africa (Northern Cape Province)|
Type locality: Farm De Hoek, Nuweveld Mountains, Fraserburg District, South Africa, 32° 09' 31’’, S, 21°43' 17’’ E.
|Types||Holotype: SAM 50893, adult male. Allotype: SAM 50894, adult female. Paratypes; SAM 50895-50896, one adult male and one adult female.|
Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).
|Etymology||Named after Jos Cloete who owns the farm De Hoek, where this species was discovered. It was named after him "in appreciation of his hospitality and keen interest in nature."|