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Platysaurus orientalis FITZSIMONS, 1941

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Higher TaxaCordylidae (Platysaurinae), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesPlatysaurus orientalis orientalis FITZSIMONS 1941
Platysaurus orientalis fitzsimonsi LOVERIDGE 1944 
Common Namesorientalis: Sekhukhune Flat Lizard
fitzsimonsi: Fitzsimons’ Flat Lizard 
SynonymPlatysaurus orientalis orientalis FITZSIMONS 1941: 280
Platysaurus minor orientalis FITZSIMONS 1941
Platysaurus guttatus orientalis LOVERIDGE 1944
Platysaurus orientalis orientalis — JACOBSEN & NEWBERY 1989
Platysaurus orientalis orientalis — ADOLPHS 2006
Platysaurus orientalis orientalis — STANLEY et al. 2011
Platysaurus orientalis orientalis — BATES et al. 2014: 222

Platysaurus orientalis fitzsimonsi LOVERIDGE 1944
Platysaurus guttatus fitzsimonsi LOVERIDGE 1944
Platysaurus fitzsimonsi BROADLEY 1978
Platysaurus orientalis fitzsimonsi — JACOBSEN & NEWBERY 1989
Platysaurus orientalis fitzsimonsi — ADOLPHS 2006
Platysaurus orientalis fitzsimonsi — STANLEY et al. 2011
Platysaurus orientalis fitzsimonsi — BATES et al. 2014: 222 
DistributionRepublic of South Africa

Type locality: Sekororo, on the lower slopes of the Drakensberg, about 40 mi south of Leysdorp.

fitzsimonsi: Republic of South Africa (Sekhukhuneland of Mpumalanga and Limpopo)  
ReproductionOviparous. 
TypesSyntypes: TM 4527-4530 (3 males, 1 female)
Holotype: MCZ 8982, an adult male, received in exchange from the British Museum, 1913 [fitzsimonsi] 
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Etymology 
References
  • Adolphs, K. 2006. Bibliotheca Cordyliformium. Squamata Verlag, Sankt Augustin, 303 pp.
  • 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.
  • Blackburn, D.G. 1993. STANDARDIZED CRITERIA FOR THE RECOGNITION OF REPRODUCTIVE MODES IN SQUAMATE REPTILES. Herpetologica 49 (1): 118-132 - get paper here
  • Branch, William R. 1993. A Photographic Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Southern Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers, 144 S.
  • Broadley, D. G. 1978. A revision of the Genus Platysaurus A. Smith. Occ. Papers Nat. Museum south. Rhodesia, B, 6 (4): 129-185
  • 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
  • Jacobsen, N. H. G., Newbery, R. E. 1989. The genus Platysaurus A.SMITH 1844 in the Transvaal. J. Herp. Assoc. Africa 36: 51-63 - get paper here
  • Kober, I. 2015. Weihnachten im Busch. Reptilien und mehr auf Makutsi (Südafrika) Reptilia (Münster) 20 (116): 68-79 - get paper here
  • Loveridge,A. 1944. Revision of the African lizards of the family Cordylidae. Bull. Mus. comp. Zool. Harvard 95 (1): 1-118 - 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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