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Cordylus imkeae MOUTON & VAN WYK, 1994

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Higher TaxaCordylidae (Cordylinae), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Rooiberg Girdled Lizard
G: Rooiberg-Gürtelschweif 
SynonymCordylus imkeae MOUTON & VAN WYK 1994
Cordylus imkeae — ADOLPHS 2006
Cordylus imkeae — STANLEY et al. 2011 
DistributionSouth Africa (Namaqualand)

Type locality: Lower slopes of the Rooiberg on the farm Wolfhok, Garies District, Namaqualand, South Africa, 30°24'27"S, 18°06'11" E.  
Reproductionviviparous 
TypesHolotype: SAM 50897, adult female. Allotype: SAM 50898, adult
male. Paratypes: SAM 50899-508900, one adult male, one adult female. 
CommentOvoviviparous.

Abundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after Imke Cordes, who during her M.Sc studies at the University of
Stellenbosch, discovered this species on a field trip with the authors to Namaqualand. 
References
  • Adolphs, K. 2006. Bibliotheca Cordyliformium. Squamata Verlag, Sankt Augustin, 303 pp.
  • Bates, M.F.; Branch, W.R., Bauer, A.M.; Burger, M., Marais, J.; Alexander, G.J. & de Villliers, M.S. (eds.) 2014. Atlas and Red List of the Reptiles of South Africa, Lesotho, and Swaziland. Suricata 1. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria, 512 pp.
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • LOEHR, V. C. T. 2010. Der Rooiberg-Gürtelschweif, Cordylus imkeae MOUTON & VAN WYK, 1994: Freilandbeobachtungen, Pflege und Zucht. Sauria 32 (4): 53-60 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • Mouton, P. Le F.N. & J.H. Van Wyk 1994. Taxonomic status of geographical isolates in the Cordylus minor complex (Reptilia: Cordylidae): A description of three new species. J. Herp. Assoc. Africa 43: 6-18. - 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.
  • 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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