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Platysaurus intermedius MATSCHIE, 1891

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Higher TaxaCordylidae, Sauria (lizards) 
SubspeciesPlatysaurus intermedius intermedius MATSCHIE 1891
Platysaurus intermedius inopinus JACOBSEN 1994
Platysaurus intermedius natalensis FITZSIMONS 1948
Platysaurus intermedius nigrescens BROADLEY 1981
Platysaurus intermedius nyasae LOVERIDGE 1953
Platysaurus intermedius parvus BROADLEY 1976
Platysaurus intermedius rhodesianus FITZSIMONS 1941
Platysaurus intermedius subniger BROADLEY 1962
Platysaurus intermedius wilhelmi HEWITT 1909 
Common NamesCommon Flat Lizard 
SynonymPlatysaurus intermedius intermedius MATSCHIE 1891
Platysaurus guttatus intermedius — WERMUTH 1968
Platysaurus intermedius intermedius - BROADLEY 1978
Platysaurus intermedius — ADOLPHS 2006

Platysaurus intermedius inopinus JACOBSEN 1994
Platysaurus intermedius inopinus JACOBSEN 1994
Platysaurus intermedius inopinus — STANLEY et al. 2011

Platysaurus intermedius natalensis FITZSIMONS 1948
Platysaurus guttatus natalensis FITZSIMONS 1948
Platysaurus intermedius natalensis - BROADLEY 1978
Platysaurus intermedius natalensis — BOYCOTT 1992
Platysaurus intermedius natalensis — STANLEY et al. 2011

Platysaurus intermedius nigrescens BROADLEY 1981
Platysaurus intermedius nigrescens BROADLEY 1981
Platysaurus intermedius nigrescens — AUERBACH 1987: 124
Platysaurus intermedius nigrescens — SCOTT et al. 2004
Platysaurus intermedius nigrescens — STANLEY et al. 2011

Platysaurus intermedius nyasae LOVERIDGE 1953
Platysaurus guttatus nyasae LOVERIDGE 1953
Platysaurus intermedius nyasae - BROADLEY 1978
Platysaurus intermedius nyasae — STANLEY et al. 2011

Platysaurus intermedius parvus BROADLEY 1976
Platysaurus intermedius parvus BROADLEY 1976
Platysaurus intermedius parvus — STANLEY et al. 2011

Platysaurus intermedius rhodesianus FITZSIMONS 1941
Platysaurus guttatus rhodesianus FITZSIMONS 1941
Platysaurus guttatus rhodesianus — BROADLEY 1962
Platysaurus intermedius rhodesianus - BROADLEY 1978
Platysaurus guttatus rhodesianus — KAHL et al. 1980: 176
Platysaurus intermedius rhodesianus — AUERBACH 1987: 123
Platysaurus intermedius rhodesianus — STANLEY et al. 2011
Platysaurus intermedius rhodesianus — CONRADIE et al. 2011

Platysaurus intermedius subniger BROADLEY 1962
Platysaurus guttatus subniger BROADLEY 1962
Platysaurus intermedius subniger - BROADLEY 1978
Platysaurus intermedius subniger — STANLEY et al. 2011

Platysaurus intermedius wilhelmi HEWITT 1909
Platysaurus wilhelmi HEWITT 1909
Platysaurus guttatus wilhelmi — LOVERIDGE 1944
Platysaurus wilhelmi wilhelmi — PIENAAR 1966
Platysaurus intermedius wilhelmi - BROADLEY 1978
Platysaurus intermedius wilhelmi — SCOTT et al. 2004
Platysaurus intermedius wilhelmi — STANLEY et al. 2011 
DistributionNE Republic of South Africa (Transvaal),
Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe,
E Botswana, Swaziland

iopinus: Transvaal; Type locality: Farm Glen Alpine 304LR, 23° 12' S, 28° 40'E, Potgietersruts district, Transvaal.

parvus: Type locality: Blouberg, Soutpansberg District, N Transvaal, South Africa.

Type locality: Station Mphome bei Hänertsburg im Districte Zoutpansberg, nördlich von Maraba’s Stadt (Transvaal)”. Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
TypesLectotype: ZMB c. 3466 (52260), designated by BAUER et al. 1994. 
CommentReproduction: Oviparous. 
References
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  • Auerbach,R.D. 1987. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Botswana. Mokwepa Consultants, Botswana, 295 pp.
  • 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. Mitteilungen des Zoologischen Museums Berlin (Berlin), 70 (1): 85-92.
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  • Broadley, D. G. 1978. A revision of the Genus Platysaurus A. Smith. Occ. Papers Nat. Museum south. Rhodesia, B, 6 (4): 129-185
  • Broadley, Donald G. 1981. A new subspecies of Platysaurus intermedius from Botswana (Sauria: Cordylidae). Botswana Notes and Records, 13: 161.
  • 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
  • Broadley,D.G. 1976. Two new forms of Platysaurus from the northern Transvaal (Sauria: Cordylidae). Arnoldia (Rhodesia) 8 (8): 1-3
  • CONRADIE, W., ENGELBRECHT, H., HERREL, A., MEASEY, G.J., NIELSEN, S.V., V ANHOOYDONCK, B., & TOLLEY, 2011. Reptile survey of Venetia Limpopo Nature Reserve, Limpopo Province - South Africa. African Herp News (55): 6-12
  • Fitzsimons,V.F.M. 1941. Descriptions of some new lizards from South Africa and a frog from southern Rhodesia. Ann. Transvaal Mus. (Pretoria) 20 (3): 273-281 - get paper here
  • Fitzsimons,V.F.M. 1948. Notes on some reptiles and amphibians from the Darkensberg, together with a description of a new Platysaurus, from northern Natal. Ann. Transvaal Mus. (Pretoria) 21 (1): 73-80 - get paper here
  • Hewitt,J. 1909. Description of a new species of Platysaurus and notes on the specific characters of certain species of Zonuridae, together with synoptical keys to all the known South African species and a résumé of our knowledge on their distribution: and a key to t Ann. Transvaal Mus. (Pretoria) 2 (1): 29-40 - get paper here
  • Jacobsen, N. H. G. 1994. The Platysaurus intermedius complex (Sauria: Cordylidae) in the Transvaal, South Africa, with descriptions of three new taxa. South African J Zoology 29 (2): 132-143. - get paper here
  • Jacobsen, N. H. G., Newbery, R. E. 1989. The genus Platysaurus A.SMITH 1844 in the Transvaal. Jour. Herp. Ass. Afr. 36: 51-63 - get paper here
  • Kahl B, Gaupp P & Schmidt G 1980. Das Terrarium. Falken Verlag, Niederhausen (Germany), 336 pp.
  • Matschie,G.F.P. 1891. Ueber eine kleine Sammlung von Reptilien und Amphibien aus Süd-Afrika. Zool. Jahrb., Abtl. Systematik (Jena) 5 [1890]: 605-611 - get paper here
  • 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.
  • Scott, Ian A.W.; J. Scott Keogh and Martin J. Whiting 2004. Shifting sands and shifty lizards: molecular phylogeny and biogeography of African flat lizards (Platysaurus). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 31: 618–629 - get paper here
  • 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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