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Higher TaxaGerrhosauridae (Gerrhosaurinae), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBlack-lined Plated Lizard
intermedius: Eastern Black-lined Plated Lizard 
SynonymGerrhosaurus nigrolineatus nigrolineatus HALLOWELL 1857
Gerrhosaurus nigro-lineatus HALLOWELL 1857: 49
Gerrhosaurus flavigularis forma intermedia LÖNNBERG 1907
Gerrhosaurus flavigularis nigrolineatus — SCHMIDT 1919: 523
Gerrhosaurus flavigularis nigrolineatus — LOVERIDGE 1936: 65
Gerrhosaurus nigrolineatus australis FITZSIMONS 1939
Gerrhosaurus nigrolineatus nigrolineatus — WERMUTH 1968
Gerrhosaurus nigrolineatus nigrolineatus — AUERBACH 1987: 119
Gerrhosaurus nigrolineatus ahlefeldti HELLMICH & SCHMELCHER 1956
Gerrhosaurus nigrolineatus ahlfeldtii [sic] — HALLERMANN 1998
Gerrhosaurus nigrolineatus — BONETTI 2002: 78
Gerrhosaurus intermedius — BATES et al. 2013
Gerrhosaurus nigrolineatus — BATES et al. 2013
Gerrhosaurus intermedius — BATES et al. 2014: 228
Gerrhosaurus cf. nigrolineatus — CONRADIE et al. 2016
Gerrhosaurus nigrolineatus — SPAWLS et al 2018: 217
Gerrhosaurus cf. nigrolineatus — MARQUES et al. 2018 
DistributionGabon, W/S Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Angola, Namibia, Tanzania, Botswana,
Malawi, Mozambique, Republic of South Africa,
Zimbabwe, Kenya, Zambia

nigrolineatus s.str.: West + Central Afria.

intermedius: East and Southern Africa: Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa (BATES et al. 2013)

Type locality: Gabon  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntypes: ANSP 3729, 8825
Holotype: NRM 2730 [intermedius] 
Diagnosis 
CommentSynonymy: BRANCH 1998 synonymized Gerrhosaurus nigrolineatus ahlefeldti HELLMICH & SCHMELCHER 1956 with the nominate form Gerrhosaurus nigrolineatus nigrolineatus HALLOWELL 1857. BATES et al. 2013 conclude that G. f. intermedia Lönnberg, 1907 is conspecific with eastern populations currently referred to G. nigrolineatus Hallowell, 1857 and which they now refer to G. intermedius. Also, since BATES et al. do not provide a (revised) diagnosis of G. intermedius, we leave it in the synonymy of G. nigrolineatus for the time being. 
Etymology 
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