You are here » home advanced search search results Cordylus machadoi

Cordylus machadoi LAURENT, 1964

Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cordylus machadoi?

Add your own observation of
Cordylus machadoi »

We have no photos, try to find some by Google images search: Google images

Higher TaxaCordylidae (Cordylinae), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesMachado’s Girdled Lizard, Kaokoveld Girdled Lizard 
SynonymCordylus vittifer machadoi LAURENT 1964: 49
Cordylus machadoi — BRANCH 1998
Cordylus machadoi — STANLEY et al. 2011 
DistributionS Angola, N Namibia

Type locality: Leba, Humpata, environs de Sá da Bandeira, elevation 1800 m, Huila.  
TypesHolotype: MD = Museu Dundo; paratype: MCZ 
DiagnosisDiagnosis (original): Race de Cordy/us vittifer différant de la forme typique par son plus grand nombre de rangées longitudinales d'écailles dorsales: 26-28 au lieu de 20-24 et la rostrale moins large (hauteur comprise 2,34 à 2,32 fois dans sa largeur au lieu de 3 à 4 fois).
CommentDistribution: see map in GREENBAUM et al. 2012. 
  • Branch, W. R. 1998. Field Guide to the Snakes and Other Reptiles of Southern Africa. 3rd ed. Fully Revised and Updated to Include 83 New Species. Ralph Curtis Books (Sanibel Island, Florida), 399 pp.
  • 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
  • Herrmann, H.-W.; W.R. Branch 2013. Fifty years of herpetological research in the Namib Desert and Namibia with an updated and annotated species checklist. Journal of Arid Environments 93: 94–115 - get paper here
  • Laurent, R.F. 1964. Reptiles et batraciens de l'Angola (troisième contribution). Companhia de Di amantes de Angola (Diamang), Serviços Culturais, Museu do Dundo (Angola), No. 67, 165 pp.
  • 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)
  • 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
  • STANLEY, EDWARD L.; LUIS M. P. CERÍACO, SUZANA BANDEIRA, HILARIA VALERIO, MICHAEL F. BATES & WILLIAM R. BRANCH 2016. A review of Cordylus machadoi (Squamata: Cordylidae) in southwestern Angola, with the description of a new species from the Pro-Namib desert, Zootaxa 4061 (3): 201–226 - get paper here
External links  
Is it interesting? Share with others:

As link to this species use URL address:

without field 'search_param'. Field 'search_param' is used for browsing search result.

Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator