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Platysaurus torquatus PETERS, 1879

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Higher TaxaCordylidae (Platysaurinae), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Collared Flat Lizard 
SynonymPlatysaurus torquatus PETERS 1879: 10
Platysaurus torquatus — BOULENGER 1885: 262
Platysaurus guttatus torquatus LOVERIDGE 1944
Platysaurus torquatus — BROADLEY 1978
Platysaurus torquatus — BAUER et al. 1995: 54
Platysaurus torquatus — ADOLPHS 2006
Platysaurus torquatus — STANLEY et al. 2011 
DistributionS Malawi, WC Mozambique, NE Zimbabwe

Type locality: “Tette” [Mozambique]  
TypesSyntypes: ZMB 1129-1131, 9302-9303; MCZ, NMW (see also note in BAUER et al. 1994) 
  • Adolphs, K. 2006. Bibliotheca Cordyliformium. Squamata Verlag, Sankt Augustin, 303 pp.
  • Bauer, A.M.; Günther,R. & Klipfel,M. 1995. The herpetological contributions of Wilhelm C.H. Peters (1815-1883). SSAR Facsimile Reprints in Herpetology, 714 pp.
  • Bauer, Aaron M.; Lang, Mathias & Günther, Rainer 1994. An Annotated Type Catalogue of the Pygopods, Xantusiids, Gerrhosaurs and Cordylids (Reptilia: Squamata: Pygopodidae, Xantusiidae, Gerrhosauridae and Cordylidae) in the Collection of the Zoological Museum, Berlin. Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin 70 (1): 85-92. - get paper here
  • 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
  • Broadley, D. G. 1978. A revision of the Genus Platysaurus A. Smith. Occ. Papers Nat. Museum south. Rhodesia, B, 6 (4): 129-185
  • Broadley, D.G. 1962. On some reptile collections from the North-Western and North-Eastern Districts of Southern Rhodesia 1958-1961, with descriptions of four new lizards. Occ. Pap. Nat. Mus. South. Rhodesia 26 (B): 787-843
  • Gemel, R.; G. Gassner & S. Schweiger 2019. Katalog der Typen der Herpetologischen Sammlung des Naturhistorischen Museums Wien – 2018. Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, B 121: 33–248
  • Peters,W.C.H. 1879. Eine neue Art der Säugetiergattung Hyrax (H. nigricans) aus Chinchoxo und über eine neue Eidechse, Platysaurus torquatus, aus Mossambique. Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturf. Freunde Berlin 1879 (2): 10-11 - get paper here
  • Scott, Ian A.W.; J. Scott Keogh and Martin J. Whiting 2004. Shifting sands and shifty lizards: molecular phylogeny and biogeography of African flat lizards (Platysaurus). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 31: 618–629 - 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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