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Cordylus jonesii (BOULENGER, 1891)

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Higher TaxaCordylidae (Cordylinae), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Jones’ Girdled Lizard, Limpopo Girdled Lizard
G: Limpopo-Gürtelschweif, Jones’ Gürtelschweif 
SynonymZonurus jonesii BOULENGER 1891 : 417
Zonurus cordylus jonesii POWER 1930
Cordylus jonesii — FITZSIMONS 1943
Cordylus cordylus jonesii — LOVERIDGE 1944
Cordylus tropidosternum jonesii — AUERBACH 1987: 121
Cordylus tropidosternum jonesii — BRANCH 1988
Cordylus tropidosternum jonesii — BOYCOTT 1992
Cordylus jonesii — BROADLEY & BRANCH 2002
Cordylus jonesii — STANLEY et al. 2011 
DistributionE Botswana (dry lowveld, especially Colophospermum savanna), S Zimbabwe, N Republic of South Africa, and Mozambique south of the Save River." (fide BROADLEY & BRANCH 2002).

Type locality: “Murchison Range, Transvaal”.  
ReproductionOvoviviparous. 
TypesType: BMNH 1946.8.29.40 (and possibly additional specimens). 
Diagnosis 
CommentCordylus tropidosternum jonesii has been elevated to species status.

Distribution: see map in GREENBAUM et al. 2012. 
Etymology 
References
  • Auerbach, R.D. 1987. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Botswana. Mokwepa Consultants, Botswana, 295 pp.
  • Barts, M.; Hulbert, F. & Haacke, W.D. 2005. Beobachtungen zur Eignung abgestorbener Aloe marlothii als Unterschlupf für Echsen im nordöstlichen Südafrika. Sauria 27 (1): 15-17 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1891. Description of a new lizard of the genus Zonurus from the Transvaal. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 7: 417 - get paper here
  • Boycott, R.C. 1992. An Annotated Checklist of the Amphibians and Reptiles of Swaziland. The Conservation Trust of Swaziland - get paper here
  • Broadley, D. G. & HOWELL, K. M. 1991. A check list of the reptiles of Tanzania, with synoptic keys. Syntarsus 1: 1—70
  • 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
  • CONRADIE, W., ENGELBRECHT, H., HERREL, A., MEASEY, G.J., NIELSEN, S.V., V ANHOOYDONCK, B., & TOLLEY, K.A. 2011. Reptile survey of Venetia Limpopo Nature Reserve, Limpopo Province - South Africa. African Herp News (55): 6-12
  • FRITZ, P. 2012. Haltung und Vermehrung des Limpopo-Gürtelschweifs Cordylus jonesii (Boulenger, 1891) im Terrarium. Sauria 34 (3): 43-50 - 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
  • Krabbe-Paulduro, Ursula & Paulduro, Ernst 1987. Cordylus jonesii (Boulenger). Sauria 9 (4) Suppl.: 93-96. - 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.
  • Pietersen, Darren W. Pietersen, Errol W. Haacke, Wulf D. 2013. First herpetological appraisal of the Parque Nacional de Banhine, Gaza Province, southern Mozambique. Annals of the Ditsong National Museum of Natural History 3: 153-163 - get paper here
  • Schwier, H. 2007. Gürtelschweife - die Gattung Cordylus. Reptilia (Münster) 12 (65): 16-23 - 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
  • Switak, Karl H. 1995. Die Gürtelschweife der Gattung Cordylus (2). TI-Magazin, Nr. 122 (März 1995), 39-42.v
 
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