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Chamaesaura tenuior GÜNTHER, 1895

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Higher TaxaCordylidae (Cordylinae), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Cape Snake Lizard 
SynonymChamaesaura tenuior GÜNTHER 1895: 524
Chamaesaura annectens BOULENGER 1899
Chamaesaura anguina tenuior — LOVERIDGE 1944
Chamaesaura anguina tenuior — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 19
Chamaesaura tenuior — STANLEY et al. 2011
Chamaesaura tenuior — SPAWLS et al 2018: 207 
DistributionGrasslands of E Zaire, east through Uganda and Kenya to the Usambara Mts., Tanzania.

Type locality: Kampala, Uganda.  
CommentLimb morphology: Reduced limbs. 
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1899. Description of two new lizards from the interior of British East Africa. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1899: 96-98 - get paper here
  • Broadley, D. G. & HOWELL, K. M. 1991. A check list of the reptiles of Tanzania, with synoptic keys. Syntarsus 1: 1—70
  • Günther, A. 1895. Notice of Reptiles and Batrachians collected in the eastern half of tropical Africa. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 15: 523-529. - 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
  • Spawls, Steve; Kim Howell, Harald Hinkel, Michele Menegon 2018. Field Guide to East African Reptiles. Bloomsbury, 624 pp. - 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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