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Cordylus oelofseni MOUTON & VAN WYK, 1990

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Higher TaxaCordylidae (Cordylinae), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Oelofsen’s Girdled Lizard
G: Oelofsens Gürtelschweif 
SynonymCordylus oelofseni MOUTON & VAN WYK 1990
Cordylus oelofseni — FROST et al. 2001
Cordylus oelofseni — STANLEY et al. 2011
Cordylus oelofseni — REISSIG 2014 
DistributionRepublic of South Africa (Cape Province)

Type locality: Dasklip Pass near Porterville, Western Cape Province, South Africa, 32°42' S, 19"21' E.  
TypesHolotype: SAM 47388. Allotype: SAM 47389 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. B.W. Oelofsen, presently of the Directorate Sea Fisheries, South West Africa! Namibia, who, while employed at the University of Stellenbosch, acted as study leader for a project on the lizards of the fynbos region of which this study formed part. Dr. Oelofsen had a personal interest in the montane melanistic form having many years ago noted the existence of a melanistic Cordy/us population at Landdroskop in the Hottentots Holland Mountains. 
  • 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.
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Frost, D.; Janies, D.; Le Fras N. Mouton, P. & Titus, T. 2003. A molecular perspective on the phylogeny of the Girdled Lizards (Cordylidae, Squamata). American Museum Novitates (3310): 1-10 - get paper here
  • Mouton P le F N; van Wyk J H 1990. Taxonomic status of the melanistic forms of the Cordylus cordylus complex (Reptilia: Cordylidae) in the south-western Cape, South Africa. South African J Zoology 25 (1): 31-38 - 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. - get paper here
  • Reissig, J. 2014. Girdled Lizards and Their Relatives. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, ISBN-10: 3899734378
  • Rensburg, D.A. Janse van; Mouton, P. le F.N. & Niekerk, A. van 2009. Why cordylid lizards are black at the south-western tip of Africa. Journal of Zoology 278: 333–341
  • 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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