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Platysaurus guttatus SMITH, 1849

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Higher TaxaCordylidae (Platysaurinae), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Dwarf Flat Lizard, Lesser Flat Lizard 
SynonymPlatysaurus guttatus SMITH 1849
Platysaurus guttatus — BOULENGER 1885: 262
Platysaurus guttatus — BOULENGER 1902: 16
Platysaurus guttatus guttatus — AUERBACH 1987: 123
Platysaurus guttatus — ADOLPHS 2006
Platysaurus guttatus — STANLEY et al. 2011 
DistributionRepublic of South Africa, Botswana,
Mozambique, Malawi,
S Zimbabwe (according to Branch 1988 only in Transvaal)  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.8.10.33 
  • Adolphs, K. 2006. Bibliotheca Cordyliformium. Squamata Verlag, Sankt Augustin, 303 pp.
  • Auerbach, R.D. 1987. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Botswana. Mokwepa Consultants, Botswana, 295 pp.
  • 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.
  • Blackburn, D.G. 1993. STANDARDIZED CRITERIA FOR THE RECOGNITION OF REPRODUCTIVE MODES IN SQUAMATE REPTILES. Herpetologica 49 (1): 118-132 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Vol. 2, Second edition. London, xiii+497 pp. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, George Albert 1902. A List of the Fishes, Batrachians, and Reptiles collected by Mr. J. ffolliott Darling in Mashonaland, with Descriptions of new Species. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London (London), 1902: 13-18. - get paper here
  • Broadley, D. G. 1978. A revision of the Genus Platysaurus A. Smith. Occ. Papers Nat. Museum south. Rhodesia, B, 6 (4): 129-185
  • Fitzsimons, Vivian Frederick Maynard 1937. Notes on the reptiles and amphibians collected and described from South Africa by Andrew Smith. Annals Transvaal Museum 17: 259-274. - get paper here
  • Jacobsen, N. H. G., Newbery, R. E. 1989. The genus Platysaurus A.SMITH 1844 in the Transvaal. J. Herp. Assoc. Africa 36: 51-63 - get paper here
  • Matz, Gilbert 1974. Platysaurus guttatus A. Smith 1849. Aquarama (Paris), 8 (25): 29-30.
  • Matz, Gilbert 1975. Platysaurus guttatus. Die Aquarien- und Terrarienzeitschrift (DATZ) (Stuttgart), 28 (11): 361-362.
  • Matz, Gilbert 1985. Platysaurus guttatus A. Smith 1849. Bull. Chicago Herp. Soc. 20 (2): 54-55. - 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
  • Smith, A. 1848. Illustrations of the zoology of South Africa, Reptilia. Smith, Elder, and Co., London - 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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