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Cordylus mclachlani MOUTON, 1986

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Higher TaxaCordylidae (Cordylinae), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesMcLachlan’s Girdled Lizard 
SynonymCordylus mclachlani MOUTON 1986
Cordylus mclachlani — ADOLPHS 2006
Cordylus mclachlani — STANLEY et al. 2011 
DistributionRepublic of South Africa (Koue Bokkeveld in W Cape)

Type locality: Koue Bokkeveld, near Ceres, South Africa, 32°49' 03" S, 19°27'58" E.  
Reproductionviviparous 
TypesHolotype: SAM-47100, adult male. Allotype: SAM-47101, adult female. Parotypes: SAM 47101- 47109,three adult males, one subadult male and four adult females. SAM-47101 and SAM-47109 collected 14 April 1985, all other specimens collected 8 May 1985. 
Diagnosis 
CommentOvoviviparous. 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. G.R. Mclachlan, herpetologist at the South African Museum, Cape Town, in appreciation of his contribution towards herpetology in South Africa. 
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.
  • Mouton P le F N 1986. Description of a new species of Cordylus Laurenti (Reptilia: Cordylidae) from the south-western Cape, South Africa. South African J Zoology 21 (4) 1986: 319-324
  • Mouton, P. le F. N., Visser, J. D., Wyk, J. H. van 1992. Morphological variation in the girdled lizard Cordylus mclachlani MOUTON, 1986. South African J Zoology 27 (1): 35-37
  • 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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