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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Eremiadinae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Eastern serrate-toed tree lizard
G: Ostafrikanische Sägeschwanzeidechse 
SynonymHolaspis guentheri laevis WERNER 1896: 191
Holaspis guentheri laevis — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 17
Holaspis laevis — BROADLEY 2000
Holaspis guentheri laevis — KRONIGER & IN DEN BOSCH 2001
Holaspis laevis — SPAWLS et al 2018: 189 
DistributionSierra Leone, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, C/S Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Ivory Coast

Type locality: Usambara Mts., Tanzania  
CommentDistribution not corrected for elevation of laevis to species status. Not in Angola fide Marques et al. 2018.

For differences between H. guentheri and H. laevis see KRONIGER (2001). 
  • Bischoff, W. 2005. Die echten Eidechsen der Familie Lacertidae - eine Übersicht. Draco 5 (21): 4-27 - get paper here
  • Broadley, D. G. 2000. Geographical Distribution. Holaspis laevis (WERNER, 1895). African Herp News (31): 13-14 - 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
  • Conradie, Werner; Gabriela B. Bittencourt-Silva, Hanlie M. Engelbrecht, Simon P. Loader, Michele Menegon, Cristóvão Nanvonamuquitxo, Michael Scott, Krystal A. Tolley 2016. Exploration into the hidden world of Mozambique’s sky island forests: new discoveries of reptiles and amphibians. Zoosyst. Evol. 92 (2): 163–180, DOI 10.3897/zse.92.9948 - get paper here
  • Esterbauer, H. 2018. Haltung und Nachzucht der Ostafrikanischen Sägeschwanzeidechse, Holaspis laevis. Reptilia 23 (134): 44-51 - get paper here
  • Esterbauer, Hans E 2014. Bau einer Styropor-Terrarienanlage zur tiergerechten Haltung, Nachzucht und Aufzucht von Echsen. Draco 16 (56): 60-66 - get paper here
  • Kroniger, M. 2004. Die Ostafrikanische Sägeschwanzeidechse Holaspis laevis. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 64 pp. - get paper here
  • Kroniger, M. & in den Bosch, H.A.J. 2001. Biological data on Holaspis guentheri laevis Werner, 1895 obtained from vivarium keeping. Podarcis 2 (3): 72-80
  • KRONIGER, M.: 2003. Holaspis laevis WERNER, 1895 - Ostafrikanische Sägeschwanzeidechse. Die Eidechse 14 (3): 105-108 - get paper here
  • Spawls, S.; Howell, K.; Drewes, R.C. & Ashe, J. 2002. A field guide to the reptiles of East Africa. Academic Press, 543 pp. [reviews in HR 34: 396 and Afr. J. Herp. 51; 147] - get paper here
  • Spawls, Steve; Kim Howell, Harald Hinkel, Michele Menegon 2018. Field Guide to East African Reptiles. Bloomsbury, 624 pp. - get paper here
  • Werner, F. 1896. Über einige Reptilien aus Usambara (Deutsch-Ostafrika). Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien, 45:190—194 [1895] - get paper here
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