Cordylus oelofseni MOUTON & VAN WYK, 1990
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cordylus oelofseni?
|Higher Taxa||Cordylidae (Cordylinae), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Oelofsen’s Girdled Lizard|
|Synonym||Cordylus oelofseni MOUTON & VAN WYK 1990|
Cordylus oelofseni — FROST et al. 2001
Cordylus oelofseni — STANLEY et al. 2011
|Distribution||Republic of South Africa (Cape Province)|
Type locality: Dasklip Pass near Porterville, Western Cape Province, South Africa, 32°42' S, 19"21' E.
|Types||Holotype: SAM-47388. Allotype: SAM- 47389|
|Etymology||Named after Dr. B.W. Oelofsen, presently of the Directorate Sea Fisheries, South West Africa! Namibia, who, while employed at the University of Stellenbosch, acted as study leader for a project on the lizards of the fynbos region of which this study formed part. Dr. Oelofsen had a personal interest in the montane melanistic form having many years ago noted the existence of a melanistic Cordy/us population at Landdroskop in the Hottentots Holland Mountains.|