oa African Zoology - Cordylus minor : a valid species of South African lizard (Reptilia: Cordylidae)

Volume 24, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



The taxonomic status of Cordylus cordylus minor FitzSimons 1943 is reconsidered. An analysis of variation in external morphological characters shows minor and cordylus to be two non-overlapping sets of organisms. A phylogenetic study shows the minor-cordylus set to be non-monophyletic, leaving no option than to consider minor a separate species.

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