Gray, J. (1865): Descriptions of Two New Genera of Lizards from Damaraland. — Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London (London), 1865 (3): 640–642. [type species: Cordylosaurus trivirgatus Gray, 1865 by monotypy]

Distribution: south-west Angola, Namibia, western Rep. South Africa. [Lang 1991: map]


Cordylosaurus subtessellatus (Smith, 1844)
1844 Gerrhosaurus subtessellatus Smith
1845 Pleurostrichus subtessellatus – Gray
1862 Gerrhosaurus trivittatus Peters
1865 Cordylosaurus trivirgatus Gray
1932 Cordylosaurus trivittatus australis Hewitt
1942 Cordylosaurus subtessellatus – Loveridge


Smith, A. (1838–1849) [= 1844]: Illustrations of the Zoology of South Africa. Consisting chiefly of figures and descriptions of the objects of natural history collected during an expedition into the interior of South Africa, in the years 1834, 1835, and 1836. Fitted out by ‘The Cape of Good Hope Association for Exploring Central Africa’. — London: Smith, Elder and Co. (see below = plate 41, fig. 2. [as Gerrhosaurus subtessellatus; type locality: “Great Namaqualand”; type in NHM])

Smith 1838-1849   Cordylosaurus subtessellatus   Cordylosaurus subtessellatus
 Cordylosaurus subtessellatus   Fitzsimons 1943   Fitzsimons 1943
  Gray 1865
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Auerbach 1987: morph, behav, distr • Bates, Branch, Bauer et al. (Atlas and Red List) 2014: tax, habitat, map, photo, conservation • Bauer, Lamb & Branch 1999: size •  Bauer, Lang & Günther 1994: sys, syntypes in ZMB  • Boulenger 1887[a]: morph (types of Gerrhosaurus subtessellatus Smith and of Cordylosaurus trivirgatus Gray in NHM)  • Branch 1998: morph, breeding, biology, habitat, distr, map  • Branch & Bauer 1995: behav •  Broadley 1971[b]: morph, distr •  Cooper, Whiting & van Wyk 1997: foraging modes  • Elzen 1980[a]: morph, behav  • Fitzsimons 1937: types in NHM  • Fitzsimons 1938: morph, colour, size •  Fitzsimons 1943: sys, morph, colour, size, distr, behav •  Friederich 1978: head shields  • Gray 1845: morph •  Gray 1865: description of Cordylosaurus trivirgatus (type locality: ”South Africa, Damaraland“, type in NHM) •  Griffin 2003: conservation status, distr  • Harvey & Gutberlet 1995: microstructure, evolution and ontogeny of scale surfaces •  Hewitt 1932: description of Cordylosaurus trivittatus australis (type locality: “between Garies and Kamiesberg in the Namaqualand district of Cape Province”, type in Albany Museum, Grahamstown)  • Loehr 2004: bimodal activity pattern  • Loehr 2006: first report of captive husbandry Loehr 2008: captive reproduction and longevity (> 3 years) • Loveridge 1942[a]: revision (= all data) •  Mertens 1955[b]: sys, morph, behav, distr  • Methuen & Hewitt 1914: morph •  O’Connor, Stuart-Fox & Whiting 2006: distr  • Parker 1936: morph •  Peters 1862[a]: description of Gerrhosaurus trivittatus (type locality: „Neu-Barmen“, syntypes in ZMB) •  Rogner 1994: morph, behav, ter •  Visser 1984[b]: morph, behav, distr •  Wermuth 1968: sys, distr  • Werner 1910: morph, size, distr  •



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