oa African Zoology - Description of a new species of Cordylus Laurenti (Reptilia: Cordylidae) from the south-western Cape, South Africa

Volume 21, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



A new species of girdled lizard in the Cordylus genus is descriptionbed from the south-western Cape, South Africa. Unlike other Cordylus taxa the new form usually has only two supraciliaries per side, the posterior parietals are usually separated mesially by a small post-interparietal scale and the lateral body scales are larger than the dorsal scales. The relationships of this new form to other members of the Cordylus group are discussed.

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