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Cordylus machadoi LAURENT, 1964

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Higher TaxaCordylidae (Cordylinae), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Machado’s Girdled Lizard, Kaokoveld Girdled Lizard
G: Machado’s Gürtelschweif 
SynonymCordylus vittifer machadoi LAURENT 1964: 49
Cordylus machadoi — BRANCH 1998
Cordylus machadoi — STANLEY et al. 2011
Cordylus machadoi — REISSIG 2014 
DistributionS Angola, N Namibia

Type locality: Leba, Humpata, environs de Sá da Bandeira, elevation 1800 m, Huila.  
TypesHolotype: MD = Museu Dundo; paratype: MCZ 
DiagnosisDiagnosis (original): Race de Cordy/us vittifer différant de la forme typique par son plus grand nombre de rangées longitudinales d'écailles dorsales: 26-28 au lieu de 20-24 et la rostrale moins large (hauteur comprise 2,34 à 2,32 fois dans sa largeur au lieu de 3 à 4 fois).
CommentDistribution: see map in GREENBAUM et al. 2012. 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. A. de Barros-Machado, who collected the type in Angola. 
  • Baptista NL, António T, Branch WR. 2019. The herpetofauna of Bicuar National Park and surroundings, southwestern Angola: a preliminary checklist. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 13(2) [Special Section]: 96–130 (e203) - get paper here
  • Branch, W. R. 1998. Field Guide to the Snakes and Other Reptiles of Southern Africa. 3rd ed. Fully Revised and Updated to Include 83 New Species. Ralph Curtis Books (Sanibel Island, Florida), 399 pp.
  • Butler, B O; Ceríaco, L M P; Marques, M P; Bandeira, S; Júlio, T; Heinicke, M P & Bauer, A M; 2019. Herpetological survey of Huíla Province, Southwest Angola, including first records of Bicuar National Park. Herpetological Review 50 (2): 225-240
  • Greenbaum, Eli; Edward L. Stanley, Chifundera Kusamba, Wandege M. Moninga, Stephen R. Goldberg & Charles R. Bursey 2012. A new species of Cordylus (Squamata: Cordylidae) from the Marungu Plateau of south-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. African Journal of Herpetology 61 (1): 14-39 - get paper here
  • Herrmann, H.-W.; W.R. Branch 2013. Fifty years of herpetological research in the Namib Desert and Namibia with an updated and annotated species checklist. Journal of Arid Environments 93: 94–115 - get paper here
  • Laurent, R.F. 1964. Reptiles et batraciens de l'Angola (troisième contribution). Companhia de Di amantes de Angola (Diamang), Serviços Culturais, Museu do Dundo (Angola), No. 67, 165 pp.
  • Marques, Mariana P.; Luis M. P. Ceríaco , David C. Blackburn , and Aaron M. Bauer 2018. Diversity and Distribution of the Amphibians and Terrestrial Reptiles of Angola -- Atlas of Historical and Bibliographic Records (1840–2017). Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (Ser. 4) 65: 1-501 (Supplement II)
  • MARQUES, MARIANA P.; LUIS M. P. CERÍACO, EDWARD L. STANLEY, SUZANA A. BANDEIRA, ISHAN AGARWAL, AARON M. BAUER 2019. A new species of Girdled Lizard (Squamata: Cordylidae) from the Serra da Neve Inselberg, Namibe Province, southwestern Angola. Zootaxa 4668 (4): 503–524 - get paper here
  • Reissig, J. 2014. Girdled Lizards and Their Relatives. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, ISBN-10: 3899734378
  • 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
  • STANLEY, EDWARD L.; LUIS M. P. CERÍACO, SUZANA BANDEIRA, HILARIA VALERIO, MICHAEL F. BATES & WILLIAM R. BRANCH 2016. A review of Cordylus machadoi (Squamata: Cordylidae) in southwestern Angola, with the description of a new species from the Pro-Namib desert,. Zootaxa 4061 (3): 201–226 - get paper here
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