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Cordylus nyikae BROADLEY & MOUTON, 2000

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Higher TaxaCordylidae (Cordylinae), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Nyika Girdled Lizard
G: Nyika-Gürtelschweif 
SynonymCordylus nyikae BROADLEY & MOUTON 2000
Cordylus nyikae — STANLEY et al. 2011
Cordylus nyikae — REISSIG 2014 
DistributionN Malawi (known only from the Nyika Plateau and Misuku Hills)

Type locality: "near Chelinda Bridge, Nyika National Park, Malawi (10°35'S x
33°48'E), altitude ca. 2400m a. s. l."  
TypesHolotype: NMZB, Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe, Bulawayo (NMZB) 
CommentDistribution: see map in GREENBAUM et al. 2012. 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality on the Nyika plateau in Malawi. 
  • Broadley, D. G. & W. R. Branch 2002. A review of the small east African Cordylus (Sauria: Cordylidae), with the description of a new species. African Journal of Herpetology 51 (1): 9-34 - get paper here
  • Broadley, D.G & P. le Fras N. Mouton 2000. A new species of rupicolous Cordylus Laurenti from Malawi (Sauria: Cordylidae). African Journal of Herpetology 49 (2): 169-172. - get paper here
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
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