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Cordylus oelofseni MOUTON & VAN WYK, 1990

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Higher TaxaCordylidae (Cordylinae), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesOelofsen’s Girdled Lizard 
SynonymCordylus oelofseni MOUTON & VAN WYK 1990
Cordylus oelofseni — FROST et al. 2001
Cordylus oelofseni — STANLEY et al. 2011 
DistributionRepublic of South Africa (Cape Province)

Type locality: Dasklip Pass near Porterville, Western Cape Province, South Africa, 32°42' S, 19"21' E.  
Reproductionviviparous. 
TypesHolotype: SAM-47388. Allotype: SAM- 47389 
Diagnosis 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed 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. 
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.
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - 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
  • Mouton P le F N; van Wyk J H 1990. Taxonomic status of the melanistic forms of the Cordylus cordylus complex (Reptilia: Cordylidae) in the south-western Cape, South Africa. South African J Zoology 25 (1): 31-38
  • 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.
  • Rensburg, D.A. Janse van; Mouton, P. le F.N. & Niekerk, A. van 2009. Why cordylid lizards are black at the south-western tip of Africa. Journal of Zoology 278: 333–341
  • 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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