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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 
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 
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