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Gerrhosaurus typicus (SMITH, 1837)

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Higher TaxaGerrhosauridae (Gerrhosaurinae), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Karoo Plated Lizard 
SynonymPleurotuchus typicus SMITH 1837: 143
Gerrhosaurus typicus — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 383
Gerrhosaurus typicus — BRANCH & BAUER 2005
Gerrhosaurus typicus — BATES et al. 2013 
DistributionNW Republic of South Africa, Namibia  
TypesTypes: BMNH 1946.8.18.30-31 (and possibly additional specimens). 
  • Baard, E.H.W. 1987. Geographical Distribution - Gerrhosaurus typicus. J. Herp. Assoc. Africa (33): 29-29 - get paper here
  • 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.
  • BATES, MICHAEL F.; KRYSTAL A. TOLLEY, SHELLEY EDWARDS, ZOË DAVIDS, JESSICA M. DA SILVA, & WILLIAM R. BRANCH 2013. A molecular phylogeny of the African plated lizards, genus Gerrhosaurus Wiegmann, 1828 (Squamata: Gerrhosauridae), with the description of two new genera. Zootaxa 3750 (5): 465–493 - get paper here
  • Branch, William R. & Bauer, Aaron M. 2005. The herpetological contributions of Sir Andrew Smith. SSAR, 80 pp.
  • Burger, Marius 1988. Geographical Distribution. Sauria: Cordylidae: Gerrhosaurus typicus (A. Smith). J. Herp. Assoc. Africa 35: 36. - get paper here
  • CONRADIE, W.; V. F. KING, M. PRESSLY & A. LEANDER 2017. Gerrhosaurus typicus (A. Smith, 1837) Karoo Plated Lizard - CLUTCH SIZE,INCUBATION PERIOD AND HATCHLING DESCRIPTION. African Herp News (64): 28-30 - get paper here
  • Duméril, A. M. C. and G. Bibron. 1839. Erpétologie Générale on Histoire Naturelle Complète des Reptiles. Vol. 5. Roret/Fain et Thunot, Paris, 871 pp. - 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
  • Smith, A. 1837. The characters of two new genera of South African reptiles with descriptions of species belonging to each. Mag. Zool. Bot. (Jardine), Edinburgh-London-Dublin, 1 (2): 141-145 [1836]
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