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Higher TaxaCordylidae (Cordylinae), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesLarge-scaled Girdled Lizard 
SynonymZonurus macropholis BOULENGER 1910: 494
Cordylus macropholis — FITZSIMONS 1943
Cordylus macropholis — FROST et al. 2001
Cordylus macropholis — STANLEY et al. 2011 
DistributionW Republic of South Africa (from Yzerfontein to Kleinzee)

Type locality: Little Namaqualand, South Africa.  
Reproductionviviparous 
TypesHolotype: SAM (South African Museum, Capetown) 
CommentOvoviviparous. 
References
  • 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.
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1910. A revised list of the South African reptiles and batrachians, with synoptic tables, special reference to the specimens in the South African Museum, and descriptions of new species. Annals of the South African Museum 5: 455-543 - get paper here
  • Frost, D.; Janies, D.; Le Fras N. Mouton, P. & Titus, T. 2003. A molecular perspective on the phylogeny of the Girdled Lizards (Cordylidae, Squamata). American Museum Novitates (3310): 1-10 - get paper here
  • Loveridge, A. 1936. African reptiles and amphibians in the Field Museum of Natural History. Zool. Ser. Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Chicago, 22 (1): 1-122 - get paper here
  • McLachlan, G. R., Spence, J. M. 1966. Notes on Cordylus macropholis, BOULENGER. Annals Cape Prov. Mus., 5: 139-143
  • McLachlan, Geoff R. 1979. Distribution of Cordylus macropholis. J. Herp. Assoc. Africa 20: 5. - get paper here
  • Mouton, P. Le Fras N. 2011. Aggregation behaviour of lizards in the arid western regions of South Africa. African Journal of Herpetology 60 (2): 155-170
  • Mouton, P. le Fras N.; Flemming,A.F. & Nieuwoudt, C.J. 2000. Sexual dimorphism and sex ratio in a terrestrial girdled lizard, Cordylus macropholis. Journal of Herpetology 34 (3): 379-386 - get paper here
  • Nieuwoudt, Cara J.; P. le Fras N. Mouton, Alexander F. Flemming 2003. Aggregation behaviour and movement patterns in the large-scaled girdled lizard, Cordylus macropholis. Amphibia-Reptilia 24 (3): 345-357 - 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. TI-Magazin, Nr. 121 (Januar 1995), 42-47.
  • Switak, Karl H. 1995. Girdle-tailed lizards of the genus Cordylus. Reptiles 3 (6): 8-24
  • Villiers, André de, P. le Fras N. Mouton and Alexander Flemming. 2015. Generation glands of cordylid lizards: mechanism of secretion transfer to the environment. Amphibia-Reptilia 36 (4): 351-360 - get paper here
  • Visser, John D. 1979. The distribution of Cordylus macropholis. J. Herp. Assoc. Africa 21: 8. - get paper here
 
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