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Tetradactylus breyeri ROUX, 1907

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Higher TaxaGerrhosauridae (Gerrhosaurinae), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Breyer's Long-tailed Seps, Breyer's Whip Lizard 
SynonymTetradactylus breyeri ROUX 1907: 430
Tetradactylus breyeri — DAAN & HILLENIUS 1966: 135
Tetradactylus breyeri — BATES 1996
Tetradactylus breyeri — BATES et al. 2014: 232 
DistributionRepublic of South Africa (SE Transvaal, Natal, OFS)

Type locality: Transvaal.  
TypesHolotype: ZMA.RENA 10974 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Hermann Gottfried Breyer (1864-1923), a Dutch naturalist, botanist, and physician who collected in Transvaal and Mozambique (1890-1910). He became Curator (1901) and then Director (1913-1921) of the renamed Transvaal Museum and Zoological Gardens. 
  • Bates, M. F. 1996. Taxonomic status and distribution of the South African lizard Tetradactylus breyeri Roux (Gerrhosauridae). South African J Zoology 31 (4): 214-218 - get paper here
  • Bates, M.F. 1993. Life History Notes - Tetradactylus breyeri. J. Herp. Assoc. Africa (42): 37-38 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Berger-Dell'mour, H. A. E. 1983. Der Übergang von Echse zu Schleiche in der Gattung Tetradactylus, Merrem. Zool. Jb. Anat., 110 (1983): 1-152
  • Daan, S. & Hillenius,D. 1966. Catalogue of the type specimens of amphibians and reptiles in the Zoological Museum, Amsterdam. Beaufortia 13: 117-144
  • Roux,J. 1907. Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Fauna von Süd-Afrika. Ergebnisse einer Reise von Prof. Max Weber im Jahre 1894. VII. Lacertilia (Eidechsen). Zool. Jahrb., Abt. Syst., Geogr. Biol. Tiere (Jena), 25: 403-444 - get paper here
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