You are here » home advanced search Gerrhosaurus flavigularis

Gerrhosaurus flavigularis WIEGMANN, 1828

Can you confirm these amateur observations of Gerrhosaurus flavigularis?

Add your own observation of
Gerrhosaurus flavigularis »

Find more photos by Google images search: Google images

Higher TaxaGerrhosauridae (Gerrhosaurinae), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Yellow-throated Plated Lizard
G: Gelbkehl-Schildechse 
SynonymGerrhosaurus flavigularis WIEGMANN 1828: 378
Gerrhosaurus ocellatus COCTEAU 1834
Pleuortuchus [sic] desjardinii SMITH 1836: 143
Pleuortuchus [sic] chrysobronchus SMITH 1836: 144
Gerrhosaurus flavigularis — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 379
Gerrhosaurus bibroni SMITH 1844
Gerrhosaurus flavigularis var. quadrilineata BOETTGER 1883
Gerrhosaurus flavigularis flavigularis — LOVERIDGE 1942
Gerrhosaurus flavigularis fitzsimonsi LOVERIDGE 1942
Gerrhosaurus flavigularis — AUERBACH 1987: 120
Gerrhosaurus flavigularis fitzsimonsi — LANZA 1988
Gerrhosaurus flavigularis flavigularis — BOYCOTT 1992
Gerrhosaurus flavigularis — LARGEN & SPAWLS 2006: 43
Gerrhosaurus flavigularis — BATES et al. 2013
Gerrhosaurus flavigularis — BATES et al. 2014: 228 
DistributionMalawi, Mozambique, N Zambia, Republic of South Africa (Eastern Cape etc.), Swaziland, O-Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, E Sudan, Botswana, Namibia

fitzsimonsi: Somalia

Type locality: “Africa merid. Krebs” = South Africa.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntypes: ZMB 1140-1141 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: The monophyly of Gerrhosaurus is established on the basis of a suite of nuclear and mitochondrial genetic characters (see above). These moderate-sized lizards are fairly well armoured and the head and body may be cylindrical, cyclotetragonal or slightly depressed; differentiated from the genera Broadleysaurus and Matobosaurus by its smaller size (maximum SVL 213 mm compared to 245 mm and 285 mm respectively for the latter two genera) and less robust appearance; most species of Gerrhosaurus have only eight ventral scale rows longitudinally (but 10 in G. typicus), whereas Broadleysaurus has 9–10 and Matobosaurus has 12–20; it also differs from Broadleysaurus by having 49–67 versus 31–38 transverse dorsal scale rows (Loveridge 1942; FitzSimons 1943, 1953; De Witte 1953; Laurent 1954, 1964; Broadley 1966; De Waal 1978; Jacobsen 1989) [BATES et al. 2013].
 
CommentSynonymy: BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991 and BRANCH 1998 list Gerrhosaurus flavigularis fitzsimonsi as a synonym of Gerrhosaurus flavigularis.

Type species: Gerrhosaurus flavigularis WIEGMANN 1828 is the type species of the genus Gerrhosaurus WIEGMANN 1828.

Max. length: 45 cm 
Etymology 
References
  • Auerbach, R.D. 1987. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Botswana. Mokwepa Consultants, Botswana, 295 pp.
  • Barts, M. 2008. Schildechsen: Gattungen und Arten im Überblick. Reptilia (Münster) 13 (69): 18-25 - get paper here
  • 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.
  • BATES, MICHAEL F.; KRYSTAL A. TOLLEY, SHELLEY EDWARDS, ZOË DAVIDS, JESSICA M. DA SILVA, & WILLIAM R. BRANCH 2013. A molecular phylogeny of the African plated lizards, genus Gerrhosaurus Wiegmann, 1828 (Squamata: Gerrhosauridae), with the description of two new genera. Zootaxa 3750 (5): 465–493 - get paper here
  • Bauer, A.M. 2000. Comments on the types and type localities of South African reptiles collected by Heinrich Bergius and Ludwig Krebs. African Journal of Herpetology 49:53-60 - get paper here
  • Bauer, Aaron M.; Lang, Mathias & Günther, Rainer 1994. An Annotated Type Catalogue of the Pygopods, Xantusiids, Gerrhosaurs and Cordylids (Reptilia: Squamata: Pygopodidae, Xantusiidae, Gerrhosauridae and Cordylidae) in the Collection of the Zoological Museum, Berlin. Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin 70 (1): 85-92.
  • Boettger, O. 1883. Liste von Reptilien aus Smithfield, Transvaal. Ber. Offenbach. Ver. Naturkunde, 22/23: 155-156
  • Branch, W. R. 1998. Field Guide to the Snakes and Other Reptiles of Southern Africa. 3rd ed. Fully Revised and Updated to Include 83 New Species. Ralph Curtis Books (Sanibel Island, Florida), 399 pp.
  • Branch, William R. 1993. A Photographic Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Southern Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers, 144 S.
  • Broadley, D. G. & HOWELL, K. M. 1991. A check list of the reptiles of Tanzania, with synoptic keys. Syntarsus 1: 1—70
  • Broadley, D.G. 1962. On some reptile collections from the North-Western and North-Eastern Districts of Southern Rhodesia 1958-1961, with descriptions of four new lizards. Occ. Pap. Nat. Mus. South. Rhodesia 26 (B): 787-843
  • Cocteau,J. T. 1834. Mag. Zool. (Paris), Class 3,4: plates 4-6
  • CONRADIE, W., DOUCETTE-RIISE, S., VANHOOYDONCK, B., ENGELBRECHT, H., MEASEY, G.J., & TOLLEY, K. 2011. Herpetological survey of Rooipoort Nature Reserve, Northern Cape, South Africa. African Herp News (53): 35-41
  • CONRADIE, W., ENGELBRECHT, H., HERREL, A., MEASEY, G.J., NIELSEN, S.V., V ANHOOYDONCK, B., & TOLLEY, K.A. 2011. Reptile survey of Venetia Limpopo Nature Reserve, Limpopo Province - South Africa. African Herp News (55): 6-12
  • Duméril, A. M. C. and G. Bibron. 1839. Erpétologie Générale on Histoire Naturelle Complète des Reptiles. Vol.5. Roret/Fain et Thunot, Paris, 871 pp. - get paper here
  • Esser, Sascha and Dennis Rödder. 2012. Notes on the reproduction of the Yellow-Throated Plated Lizard Gerrhosaurus flavigularis Wiegmann, 1882. Herpetology Notes 6: 13-14. - get paper here
  • Essex, R. 1925. Descriptions of two new species of the genus Acontias and notes on some other lizards found in the Cape Province. Rec. Albany Mus. 3: 332-342.
  • Herrmann, H.-W.; W.R. Branch 2013. Fifty years of herpetological research in the Namib Desert and Namibia with an updated and annotated species checklist. Journal of Arid Environments 93: 94–115 - get paper here
  • Jacobsen, Niels H.G.; Errol W. Pietersen & Darren W. Pietersen 2010. A preliminary herpetological survey of the Vilanculos Coastal Wildlife Sanctuary on the San Sebastian Peninsula, Vilankulo, Mozambique. Herpetology Notes 3: 181-193 - get paper here
  • Kober, I. 2015. Weihnachten im Busch. Reptilien und mehr auf Makutsi (Südafrika) Reptilia (Münster) 20 (116): 68-79 - get paper here
  • Largen, M.J.; Spawls, S. 2006. Lizards of Ethiopia (Reptilia Sauria): an annotated checklist, bibliography, gazetteer and identification. Tropical Zoology 19 (1): 21-109 - get paper here
  • Largen, M.J.; Spawls, S. 2010. Amphibians and Reptiles of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 694 pp.
  • Loveridge, A. 1936. African reptiles and amphibians in the Field Museum of Natural History. Zool. Ser. Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Chicago, 22 (1): 1-122 - get paper here
  • Loveridge,A. 1920. Notes on East African lizards collected 1915-1919, with description of a new genus and species of skink and new subspecies of gecko. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1920: 131-167 - get paper here
  • Loveridge,A. 1942. Revision of the African lizards of the family Gerrhosauridae. Bull. Mus. comp. Zool. Harvard 89 (11): 485-543 - get paper here
  • MASTERSON, G.P.R, KOEN, D, DU TOIT, L, & HORN, N. 2010. Size-class distributions for four lizard species found in Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa. African Herp News (51): 4-6
  • Meek, Seth Eugene;Cory, Charles B. 1910. Batrachians and reptiles from British East Africa. Publication of the Field Museum of Natural history 7 (11): 403-414 - get paper here
  • Mitchell, A. J. L. & Steyn, William J. 1965. Gerrhosaurus flavigularis flavigularis Wiegmann in South West Africa (Reptilia Cordylidae). Cimbebasia (Windhoek), 12: 13-15.
  • Neumann, Oscar Rudolph 1905. Über nordost-afrikanische und arabische Kriechtiere. Zool. Jahrb. Syst., 22: 389-404. - get paper here
  • Parker, H. W. 1942. The lizards of British Somaliland. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 91: 1—101 - get paper here
  • Popp, Bruno 1958. Gerrhosaurus flavigularis und nigrolineatus. Aquaristik, 4 (1958): 102-104.
  • Rese, Rolf 1981. Schildechsen (Gerrhosaurus) - Haltung und Zucht. Sauria 3 (3): 29-32 - get paper here
  • Smith,A. 1837. The characters of two new genera of South African reptiles with descriptions of species belonging to each. Mag. Zool. Bot. (Jardine), Edinburgh-London-Dublin, 1 (2): 141-145 [1836]
  • Spawls, S. & Rotich, D. 1997. An annotated checklist of the lizards of Kenya. J. East African Nat. Hist. 86: 61-83 - get paper here
  • Spawls, S.; Howell, K.; Drewes, R.C. & Ashe, J. 2002. A field guide to the reptiles of East Africa. Academic Press, 543 pp. [reviews in HR 34: 396 and Afr. J. Herp. 51; 147] - get paper here
  • Spawls, Steve; Kim Howell, Harald Hinkel, Michele Menegon 2018. Field Guide to East African Reptiles. Bloomsbury, 624 pp. - get paper here
  • Sternfeld,R. 1917. Reptilia und Amphibia. In: Schubotz, H. (Hrsg.): Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Zweiten Deutschen Zentral-Afrika-Expedition, 1910-1911 unter Führung Adolph Friedrichs, Herzog zu Mecklenburg. Leipzig: Klinkhardt & Biermann, [Band] 1, Zoologie, Lieferung 11; S. 407-510. - get paper here
  • Venter, Jan A.; Werner Conradie 2015. A checklist of the reptiles and amphibians found in protected areas along the South African Wild Coast, with notes on conservation implications Koedoe 57 (1): 1-25. doi: 10.4102/koedoe.v57i1.1247 - get paper here
  • Wiegmann,A.F.A. 1828. Beyträge zur Amphibienkunde. Isis von Oken 21 (4): 364-383 - get paper here
 
External links  
Is it interesting? Share with others:


Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator