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Namazonurus lawrenci (FITZSIMONS, 1939)

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Higher TaxaCordylidae (Cordylinae), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Lawrence’s Nama Lizard, Lawrence’s Girdled Lizard 
SynonymZonurus lawrenci FITZSIMONS 1939
Cordylus lawrenci — FITZSIMONS 1943
Cordylus cordylus lawrenci LOVERIDGE 1944
Cordylus lawrenci — BRANCH 1988
Cordylus lawrenci — FROST et al. 2001
Namazonurus lawrenci — STANLEY et al. 2011
Namazonurus lawrenci — BATES et al. 2014: 197 
DistributionRepublic of South Africa (Richtersveld in Little Namaqualand), Namibia

Type locality: Lekkersing. Richtersveld, Little Namaqualand, South Africa.  
Reproductionviviparous 
TypesHolotype: SAM 18553 (South African Museum) 
Diagnosis 
CommentOvoviviparous. 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. R. F. Lawrence, who studied the mites of cordylid lizards. 
References
  • 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.
  • Bauer, A.M., and Branch, W.R. 2003. The herpetofauna of the Richtersveld National Park, Northern Cape Province, Republic of South Africa. Herpetological Natural History 8: 111-160 [2001]
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Fitzsimons,V.F.M. 1939. Descriptions of some new species and subspecies of lizards from South Africa. Annals Transvaal Mus. 20 (1): 5-16 - 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 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
  • Schleicher, Alfred 2015. Reptilien Namibias. Namibia Scientific  Society, 276 pp.
  • Schwier, H. 2007. Gürtelschweife - die Gattung Cordylus. Reptilia (Münster) 12 (65): 16-23 - get paper here
  • 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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