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Pseudocordylus transvaalensis FITZSIMONS, 1943

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Higher TaxaCordylidae (Cordylinae), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Northern Crag Lizard 
SynonymPseudocordylus subviridis transvaalensis FITZSIMONS 1943: 469
Pseudocordylus melanotus transvaalensis — VISSER 1984
Pseudocordylus melanotus transvaalensis — BOYCOTT 1992
Pseudocordylus transvaalensis — BRANCH 1998
Platysaurus transvaalensis — MOUTON et al. 2010 (in error)
Pseudocordylus transvaalensis — STANLEY et al. 2011
Pseudocordylus transvaalensis — REISSIG 2014 
DistributionRepublic of South Africa (Limpopo Province)

Type locality: Woodbush, Pietersburg District, N. Transvaal  
TypesHolotype: DNMNH (= TM), Transvaal Museum, Pretoria 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • 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.
  • Boycott, R.C. 1992. An Annotated Checklist of the Amphibians and Reptiles of Swaziland. The Conservation Trust of Swaziland - get paper here
  • Branch, W. R. 1998. Field Guide to the Snakes and Other Reptiles of Southern Africa. 3rd ed. Fully Revised and Updated to Include 83 New Species. Ralph Curtis Books (Sanibel Island, Florida), 399 pp.
  • FitzSimons, V.F. 1943. The lizards of South Africa. Transvaal Museum Memoir No.1 (Pretoria), 528 pp.
  • 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
  • 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
  • VISSER, J. 1984. Tierboskat-geitjes kies klipperige woonplek. Akkedisse van Suider-Afrika 7. Landbouweek- blad, 27 April 1984:48–49, 51, 53
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