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Pseudocordylus langi LOVERIDGE, 1944

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Higher TaxaCordylidae (Cordylinae), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Lang’s Crag Lizard 
SynonymPseudocordylus langi LOVERIDGE 1944
Pseudocordylus langi — BROADLEY 1964
Cordylus langi — CITES 2002
Pseudocordylus langi — STANLEY et al. 2011
Pseudocordylus langi — BATES et al. 2014: 201 
DistributionRepublic of South Africa (Summit of Natal Drakensberg), Lesotho

Type locality: Mont-aux-Sources, Drakensberg [Lesotho].  
TypesHolotype: MCZ R-46835 
CommentSynonymy: Placed in the genus Cordylus by the CITES nomenclature committee 2002. 
EtymologyNamed after Herbert Lang (1879-1957), a German taxidermist who worked in the Natural History Museum, Universitat Zurich, the American Museum of Natural History, and the Transvaal Museum, South Africa. He traveled widely in Africa. 
  • 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.
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Branch, William R. 1988. Lang's Crag Lizard, Lang se kransakkedis (Pseudocordylus langi): Species account. In: Branch, William R. (Hrsg.): South African Red Data Book - Reptiles and Amphibians. - South African National Scientific Programmes (Pretoria), Report No. 151; S. 163-164.
  • Broadley, D. G. 1964. A review of the crag lizards (Genus Pseudocordylus) of Natal. Annals of the Natal Museum 16: 99-110
  • Loveridge,A. 1944. Revision of the African lizards of the family Cordylidae. Bull. Mus. comp. Zool. Harvard 95 (1): 1-118 - 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
  • Riley, J. L., Baxter‐Gilbert, J. H., & Whiting, M. J. 2021. Social and spatial patterns of two Afromontane crag lizards (Pseudocordylus spp.) in the Maloti‐Drakensberg Mountains, South Africa. Austral Ecology - 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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