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Cordylus meculae BRANCH, RÖDEL & MARAIS, 2005

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Higher TaxaCordylidae (Cordylinae), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesMecula Girdled Lizard 
SynonymCordylus meculae BRANCH, RÖDEL & MARAIS 2005
Cordylus meculae — STANLEY et al. 2011 
DistributionN Mozambique (Niassa Province)

Type locality: summit rock outcrops of Serra Mecula, Niassa Game Reserve, Niassa Province, northern Mozambique (12° 03' 11" S, 37° 38' 49" E; 1029 m elevation)  
TypesHolotype: PEM R16166 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • BRANCH, WILLIAM R.; MARK-OLIVER RÖDEL AND JOHAN MARAIS 2005. A new species of rupicolous Cordylus Laurenti 1768 (Sauria: Cordylidae) from Northern Mozambique. African Journal of Herpetology 54 (2): 131-138. - get paper here
  • Kwet, A. 2007. Ein neuer Gürtelschweif aus Mosambik: Cordylus meculae. Terraria 4: 33
  • 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
  • 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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