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Ichnotropis grandiceps BROADLEY, 1967

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Eremiadinae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Caprivi Rough-scaled Lizard 
SynonymIchnotropis grandiceps BROADLEY 1967
Ichnotropis grandiceps — AUERBACH 1987: 132
Ichnotropis grandiceps — EDWARDS et al. 2013
Ichnotropis grandiceps — PIETERSEN et al. 2021 
DistributionBotswana, NE Namibia, Zambia

Type locality: 25 miles west of Mohembo, Botswana, on the border of the Caprivi Strip (South West Africa).  
TypesHolotype: USNM 163989, an adult male.
Paratypes: UM 16278 (male) and USNM 163990 (Juvenile). (UM = Umtali Museum, Rhodesia). Besides the type and paratypes, only 4 other specimens are known, collected by W.D. Haacke and residing in the Transvaal Museum: DNMNH (= TM) 30822, DNMNH (= TM) 38309, DNMNH (= TM) 38310 and DNMNH (= TM) 38404. 
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  • Breda, Reuben Victor van 2023. Herpetofaunal survey of the Khaudum– Ngamiland dispersal area in Namibia. MSc thesis, North–West University, YUNIBESITI YA BOKONE-BOPHIRIMA - get paper here
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  • Pietersen, Darren, Verburgt, Luke & Davies, John 2021. Snakes and other reptiles of Zambia and Malawi. Struik Nature / Penguin Random House South Africa, 376 pp., ISBN 9781775847373
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