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Platysaurus maculatus BROADLEY, 1965

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Higher TaxaCordylidae (Platysaurinae), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesPlatysaurus maculatus maculatus BROADLEY 1965
Platysaurus maculatus lineicauda BROADLEY 1965 
Common NamesSpotted Flat Lizard 
SynonymPlatysaurus maculatus maculatus BROADLEY 1965
Platysaurus maculatus maculatus BROADLEY 1965
Platysaurus maculatus — BRANCH et al. 2005
Platysaurus maculatus maculatus — STANLEY et al. 2011

Platysaurus maculatus lineicauda BROADLEY 1965
Platysaurus maculatus lineicauda BROADLEY 1965
Platysaurus maculatus lineicauda — STANLEY et al. 2011 

Type locality: Mitucué Mountain, Niassa Province, Mocambique. Map legend:
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.
TypesHolotype: NMZB, previously UM 8054, paratypes: NMW 
  • Blackburn, D.G. 1993. STANDARDIZED CRITERIA FOR THE RECOGNITION OF REPRODUCTIVE MODES IN SQUAMATE REPTILES. Herpetologica 49 (1): 118-132 - get paper here
  • Branch, W.R.; Rödel, M.-O. & Marais, J. 2005. Herpetological survey of the Niassa Game Reserve, northern Mozambique - Part I: Reptiles. Salamandra 41 (4): 195-214 - get paper here
  • Broadley, D. G. 1978. A revision of the Genus Platysaurus A. Smith. Occ. Papers Nat. Museum south. Rhodesia, B, 6 (4): 129-185
  • Broadley, D.G. 1965. A new species of Platysaurus from northern Mozambique. Arnoldia (Rhodesia) 1 (33): 1-4
  • Broadley, Donald G. 1995. Geographical Distribution. Sauria: Cordylidae: Platysaurus maculatus maculatus Broadley, 1965. African Herp News (22): 52-53.
  • Conradie, Werner; Gabriela B. Bittencourt-Silva, Hanlie M. Engelbrecht, Simon P. Loader, Michele Menegon, Cristóvão Nanvonamuquitxo, Michael Scott, Krystal A. Tolley, 2016. Exploration into the hidden world of Mozambique’s sky island forests: new discoveries of reptiles and amphibians. Zoosyst. Evol. 92 (2): 163–180, DOI 10.3897/zse.92.9948
  • SCHNEIDER, C. & M. BARTS 2011. Das Porträt Platysaurus maculatus maculatus BROADLEY. Sauria 33 (4): 1-2 - 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
  • 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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