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. [type species: Platysaurus capensis Smith, 1844 by monotypy]
Platysaurinae Stanley et al. (2011), Type genus: Platysaurus.

Distribution:
Mozambique, Zimbabwe, east Botswana, Rep. South Africa (Transvaal and Cape Province), south Nambia. [Lang 1991: map]

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The new Cordylidae systematic – from Stanley, Bauer, Jackman, Branch & Mouton (2011) –
was included in parts; for more details
see here.
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NEW    Platysaurus attenboroughi    Whiting, Branch, Pepper & Keogh, 2015
Whiting, Martin J., William R. Branch, Mitzy Pepper & J. Scott Keogh (2015): A new species of spectacularly coloured flat lizard Platysaurus (Squamata: Cordylidae: Platysaurinae) from southern Africa. - Zootaxa 3986 (2): 173-192. [type locality: Fish River Canyon, Karasburg District, southern Namibia; type in TM]


Platysaurus broadleyi
Branch & Whiting, 1997
Branch, W. & Whiting, M. (1997): A new Platysaurus (Squamata: Cordylidae) from the Northern Cape Province, South Africa. — African Journal of Herpetology (Stellenbosch), 46 (2): 124-136. [type locality: “Augrabies Falls National Park, Northern Cape Province, South Africa”; type in TM]

Platysaurus broadleyi, male  Platysaurus broadleyi, female
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Bates, Branch, Bauer et al. (Atlas and Red List) 2014: tax, habitat, map, photo, conservation • Branch 1998: morph, breeding, biology, habitat, distr, map •  Cooper & Whiting 2003: food chemical discrimination; foraging mode; giving-up time; prey chemical discrimination • Fleishman, Loew & Whiting 2011: vision, pigments, color, ultraviolet photoreceptor  •  Girard 1998: comportement sexuel •  Greeff & Whiting 1999: fig eating  • Greeff & Whiting 2000: foraging  • Lewis, Whiting & Stapley 2007: novel mate preference • Mouton 2011: aggregation behaviour •  Schutz, Stuart-Fox & Whiting 2007: behavior  • Scott, Keogh & Whiting 2004: molecular phylogeny •  Whiting 1999: territoriality, dear enemy phenomenon, rival recognition  • Whiting 2000: biology •  Whiting 2002: intersexual differences in predation risk and escape behaviour •  Whiting 2007: foraging mode •  Whiting & Alexander 2001: sampling problems •  Whiting & Greeff 1999: heterospecific cues •  Whiting & Greeff 1997: feeding behavior  • Whiting & Bateman 1999: male preference for large females  • Whiting 1998: report on an experiment to test the effectiveness of baiting glue traps •  Whiting & Cooper 2003: plant chemical discrimination, prey chemicals •  Whiting, Nagy & Bateman 2003: experimental manipulation of status-signaling badges • Whiting, Webb & Keogh 2009: female mimicry, multiple signals • Wymann & Whiting 2003: mate preference, species recognition, conflicting preference  •


Platysaurus capensis Smith, 1844
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 40.] [type locality: “Great Namaqualand”; type in NHM]

Smith, 1838-1849  Fitzsimons, 1943
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Bates, Branch, Bauer et al. (Atlas and Red List) 2014: tax, habitat, map, photo, conservation • Boulenger 1885: morph •  Branch 1981: distr •  Branch 1998: morph, breeding, biology, habitat, distr  •  Broadley 1978[b]: revision (= all data) •  Brygoo 1985[a]: sys, syntype in MHNP  • Cooper, Whiting & van Wyk 1997: foraging modes  • Fitzsimons 1935[a]: morph, colour •  Fitzsimons 1937: type in NHM  • Fitzsimons 1943: sys, morph, colour, size, distr, behav •  Griffin 2003: conservation status, distr •  Haacke 1965: morph, colour, distr, behav •  Harvey & Gutberlet 1995: microstructure, evolution and ontogeny of scale surfaces •  Hewitt 1932: morph •  Hughes 1988: age: >7 years •  Loveridge 1944: revision (= all data) •  Mertens 1955[b]: distr •  Scott, Keogh & Whiting 2004: molecular phylogeny •  Visser 1984[f]: morph, behav, distr •  Wermuth 1968: sys, distr  •  Whiting & Greeff 1997: feeding behavior (the observations were conducted at Augrabies Falls National Park, the type locality of Platysaurus broadleyi; so this paper refer to P. broadleyi)  • van Wyk & Mouton 1992: epidermal glandular structure •  van Wyk & Mouton 1996: reproductive cycle  •


Platysaurus guttatus Smith, 1849
Smith, A. (1838–1849) [= 1849]: 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., [Appendix]. [type locality: “Limpopo River near the Tropic of Capricorn”; type in NHM]

Platysaurus guttatus (c) Matz  Boulenger, 1885  Fitzsimons, 1943
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Auerbach 1987: morph, behav, distr • Bates, Branch, Bauer et al. (Atlas and Red List) 2014: tax, habitat, map, photo, conservation • Bech & Kaden 1990: ter •  Biegler 1966: age: >3 years •  Böhme 1988: genital morphology  • Boulenger 1885: morph  • Bowler 1977: age: >10 years  • Branch 1998: morph, breeding, biology, habitat, distr, map •  Broadley 1964[a]: sys •  Broadley 1971[b]: morph, distr  • Broadley 1978[b]: revision (= all data) •  Broom 1935: skull •  Cobron 1987: morph, distr, behav, ter  • Fitzsimons 1935[b]: morph, size, colour •  Fitzsimons 1937: type in NHM  • Fitzsimons 1939[b]: morph, colour, size •  Fitzsimons 1943: sys, morph, colour, size, distr, behav •  Freitag 1983: ter •  Harvey & Gutberlet 1995: microstructure, evolution and ontogeny of scale surfaces •  Hewitt 1909: morph •  Hughes 1988: age: >12 years  • Jacobsen & Newbery 1989: morph, distr, sys  • Laforgia & Varano 1982: chromaffin cells in the adrenal glands  • Loveridge 1944: revision (= all data) •  Manacas 1952: morph, colour •  Matz 1974: ter •  Matz 1975: ter •  Newbery 1981: ethological notes •  Olmo, Capriglione, Odierna et al. 1995: genome characteristics  • Olmo & Odierna 1980: chromosomes, DNA, karyotype •  Patterson & Bannister 1988: morph, behav  • Rogner 1994: morph, behav, ter •  Rose 1962: morph, behav  • Smet 1981: description of karyotypes  • Snider & Bowler 1992: age: >15 years  • Szidat 1967: first note on egg-laying (see also Broadley 1974)  • Visser 1984[f]: morph, behav, distr •  Wermuth 1968: sys, distr  • 


Platysaurus imperator Broadley, 1962
Broadley, D. (1962[a]): On some Reptile Collections from the North-Western and North-Eastern Districts of Southern Rhodesia 1958–61, with Descriptions of Four New Lizards. — Occasional Papers of the National Museums of Southern Rhodesia, 3, 26 (B): 787–843. [type locality: “Matowa, a granite  outcrop 38 miles N.E. of Mtoko, Southern Rhodesia at 2950 ft.”; type in National Museum Southern Rhodesia]

Branch 1998: morph, breeding, biology, habitat, distr, map •  Broadley 1963[a]: morph, habitat, distr •  Broadley 1971[b]: morph, distr  • Broadley 1978[b]: revision (= all data) •  Gray-Lovich 2005: care and breeding in captivity  • Harvey & Gutberlet 1995: microstructure, evolution and ontogeny of scale surfaces •  Hughes 1988: age: >14 years  • Lang 1990[b]: paratype in Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels •  Scott, Keogh & Whiting 2004: molecular phylogeny • Schneider 2013: tail regeneration, autotomy • Tiedemann, Häupl & Grillitsch 1994: paratype in Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien  • Wermuth 1968: sys, distr  •


Platysaurus intermedius intermedius Matschie, 1891
1968 Platysaurus guttatus intermedius – Wermuth
1978 Platysaurus intermedius intermedius – Broadley

Matschie, G. (1891): Ueber eine kleine Sammlung von Reptilien und Amphibien aus Süd-Afrika. — Zoologische Jahrbücher, Abteilung Systematik (Jena), 5: 605–611. [as Platysaurus intermedius; type locality: “Station Mphome bei Hänertsburg im Districte Zoutpansberg, nördlich von Maraba’s Stadt (Transvaal)”; type in ZMB]

Bates, Branch, Bauer et al. (Atlas and Red List) 2014: tax, habitat, map, photo, conservation • Bauer, Lang & Günther 1994: sys, lectotype in ZMB •  Boulenger 1907[b]: morph (as Platysaurus guttatus, syn. fide Broadley 1978) •  Branch 1998: morph, breeding, biology, habitat, distr, map •  Broadley 1964[a]: sys •  Broadley 1971[b]: morph, distr  • Broadley 1978[b]: revision (= all data) •  Cooper, van Wyk, Mouton, Al-Johany et al. 2000: antipredatory behavior  • Egan 1994: reproduction •  Harvey & Gutberlet 1995: microstructure, evolution and ontogeny of scale surfaces  • Howard & Hailey 1999: microhabitat  • Hughes 1988: age: >5 years •  Jacobsen 1994: sys, morph  • Jacobsen & Newbery 1989: morph, distr, sys •  Laforgia & Varano 1982: chromaffin cells in the adrenal glands •  McKinon & Alexander 1999: digestive efficiency  • Olmo, Capriglione, Odierna et al. 1995: genome characteristics  • Pienaar 1978: colour, size, distr, behav  • Pienaar, Haacke & Jacobsen 1983: colour, distr, behav  • Scott, Keogh & Whiting 2004: molecular phylogeny •  Snider & Bowler 1992: age: >4 years •  Visser 1984[f]: morph, behav, distr •  Wermuth 1968: sys, distr  •


Platysaurus intermedius inopinus Jacobsen, 1994
Jacobsen, N. (1994): The Platysaurus intermedius complex (Sauria: Cordylidae) in the Transvaal, South Africa, with descriptions of three new taxa. — South African Journal of Zoology (Pretoria), 29 (2): 132–143. [type locality: “Farm Glen Alpine 304LR, Potgietersrust district, Transvaal”; type in TM]

Bates, Branch, Bauer et al. (Atlas and Red List) 2014: tax, habitat, map, photo, conservation •


Platysaurus intermedius natalensis Fitzsimons, 1948
1948 Platysaurus guttatus natalensis Fitzsimons
1978 Platysaurus intermedius natalensis – Broadley

Fitzsimons, V. (1948): Notes on some reptiles and amphibians from the Drakensberg, together with a description of a new Platysaurus from northern Natal. — Annals of the Transvaal Museum (Pretoria), 21 (1): 73–80. [as Platysaurus guttatus natalensis; type locality: “Louwsburg, Northern Natal”; type in TM]

Bates, Branch, Bauer et al. (Atlas and Red List) 2014: tax, habitat, map, photo, conservation • Broadley 1978[b]: revision (=all data)  • Jacobsen 1994: sys, morph  • Jacobsen & Newbery 1989: morph, distr, sys  •


Platysaurus intermedius nigrescens Broadley, 1981
Broadley, D. (1981): A new subspecies of Platysaurus intermedius from Botswana (Sauria: Cordylidae). — Botswana Notes and Records, 13: 161. [type locality: “Shoshong Hills, 20km west of Mahalapye, Botswana”; type in Umtali Museum, Zimbabwe]

Auerbach 1987: morph, behav, distr • 


Platysaurus intermedius nyasae Loveridge, 1953
1953 Platysaurus guttatus nyasae Loveridge
1978 Platysaurus intermedius nyasae – Broadley

Loveridge, A. (1953[a]): Zoological Results of a Fifth Expedition to East Africa, III. Reptiles from Nyasaland and Tete. — Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology (Cambridge, Mass.), 110 (3): 143–322. [as Platysaurus guttatus nyasae; type locality: “rocks on right side of the Blantyre to Tete road a mile or so south of Mpatamanga Bridge, Nyasaland”; type in MCZ]

Broadley 1978[b]:
revision (=all data)  •


Platysaurus intermedius parvus Broadley, 1976
Broadley, D. (1976[b]): Two new forms of Platysaurus from the northern Transvaal (Sauria: Cordylidae). — Arnoldia (Rhodesia), 8 (8): 1–3. [type locality: “Blouberg, Soutpansberg District, northern Transvaal, South Africa”; type in TM]

Bates, Branch, Bauer et al. (Atlas and Red List) 2014: tax, habitat, map, photo, conservation • Broadley 1978[b]: revision (=all data)  • Jacobsen & Newbery 1989: morph, distr, sys •  Schmidt, Snyman & Gruschwitz 2005: observation, distr  • Visser 1984[f]: morph, behav, distr • 


Platysaurus intermedius rhodesianus Fitzsimons, 1941
1941 Platysaurus guttatus rhodesianus Fitzsimons
1978 Platysaurus intermedius rhodesianus – Broadley

Fitzsimons, V. (1941): Descriptions of some new lizards from South Africa and a frog from southern Rhodesia. — Annals of the Transvaal Museum (Pretoria), 20 (3): 273–281. [as Platysaurus guttatus rhodesianus; type locality: “Vumba Mountain, Southern Rhodesia”; type in TM]

Auerbach 1986:
etymology •  Auerbach 1987: morph, behav, distr • Bates, Branch, Bauer et al. (Atlas and Red List) 2014: tax, habitat, map, photo, conservation • Broadley 1962[a]: morph, colour, size, habitat  • Broadley 1974: reproduction of the genus (oviparous), see also Szidat 1964 •  Broadley 1978[b]: revision (=all data)  • Clauss & Clauss 2002: distr, biology  • Fitzsimons 1943: sys, morph, colour, size, distr, behav •  Jacobsen 1994: sys, morph  • Jacobsen & Newbery 1989: morph, distr, sys  • Loveridge 1944: revision (= all data) •  Nietzke 1978: ter, morph  • Pienaar, Haacke & Jacobsen 1983: distr •  Scott, Keogh & Whiting 2004: molecular phylogeny •  Visser 1984[f]: morph, behav, distr •  Vriens 1991: behav • Wever 1978: structure and function of ear •


Platysaurus intermedius subniger Broadley, 1962
1962 Platysaurus guttatus subniger Broadley
1978 Platysaurus intermedius subniger – Broadley

Broadley, D. (1962[a]): On some Reptile Collections from the North-Western and North-Eastern Districts of Southern Rhodesia 1958–61, with Descriptions of Four New Lizards. — Occasional Papers of the National Museums of Southern Rhodesia, 3, 26 (B): 787–843. [as Platysaurus guttatus subniger; type locality: “Watsomba (a granite peak 16 miles N.N.W. of Umtali, Southern Rhodesia)”; type in Umtali Museum, Zimbabwe]

Bowler 1977: age: >3 years •  Broadley 1963[a]: morph, habitat, distr •  Broadley 1978[b]: revision (= all data) •  Hughes 1988: age: >5 years •  Lang 1990[b]: paratype in Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels •  Snider & Bowler 1992: age: >8 years • 


Platysaurus intermedius wilhelmi Hewitt, 1909
1909 Platysaurus wilhelmi Hewitt
1944 Platysaurus guttatus wilhelmi – Loveridge
1966 Platysaurus wilhelmi wilhelmi – Pienaar
1978 Platysaurus intermedius wilhelmi – Broadley

Hewitt, J. (1909): Description of a new species of Platysaurus and notes on the specific characters of certain species of Zonuridae, together with synoptical keys to all the known South African species and a résumé of our knowledge on their distribution: and a key to the known genera of South African lizards. — Annals of theTransvaal Museum (Pretoria), 2 (1): 29–40. [as Platysaurus wilhelmi; type locality: “Nelspruit, Barberton District”; type in TM]

Fitzsimons, 1943
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Alexander, van Der Heever & Lazenby 2001: thermal dependence of appetite and degestive rate  • Bates, Branch, Bauer et al. (Atlas and Red List) 2014: tax, habitat, map, photo, conservation • Broadley 1971[b]: morph, distr  • Broadley 1978[b]: revision (= all data) •  Douglas 1993: reproduction •  Fitzsimons 1943: sys, morph, colour, size, distr  • Hughes 1988: age: >6 years •  Jacobsen 1994: sys, morph  • Jacobsen & Newbery 1989: morph, distr, sys •  Lailvaux, Alexander & Whiting 2003: sex-based differences and similarities in locomotor performance, thermal preferences, escape behaviour •  Loveridge 1944: revision (= all data) • Murray 2014: faecal pellets, diet breadth, feeding ecology •  Pienaar 1978: colour, size, distr, behav  • Pienaar, Haacke & Jacobsen 1983: colour, distr, behav  • Scott, Keogh & Whiting 2004: molecular phylogeny  • Visser 1984[f]: morph, behav, distr •  van Wyk & Mouton 1992: epidermal glandular structure  • Whiting & Alexander 2001: sampling problems •  Whiting, Lailvaux, Reaney & Wymann 2003: anti-predatory tactics, refuge, behavioural compensation, predation • 


Platysaurus lebomboensis Jacobsen, 1994
Jacobsen, N. (1994): The Platysaurus intermedius complex (Sauria: Cordylidae) in the Transvaal, South Africa, with descriptions of three new taxa. — South African Journal of Zoology (Pretoria), 29 (2): 132–143. [type locality: “Mananga hill, Barberton district, Transvaal”; type in TM]

Bates, Branch, Bauer et al. (Atlas and Red List) 2014: tax, habitat, map, photo, conservation • Branch 1998: morph, breeding, biology, habitat, distr, map •  Scott, Keogh & Whiting 2004: molecular phylogeny  •


Platysaurus maculatus maculatus Broadley, 1965
Broadley, D. (1965[c]): A New Species of Platysaurus from Northern Mozambique. — Arnoldia (Rhodesia), 1 (33): 1–4. [type locality: “Mitucué Mountain, Niassa Province, Mozambique, at 3000 ft.”; type in Umtali Museum, Zimbabwe]

Branch, Rödel & Marais 2005: distr •  Broadley 1978[b]: revision (= all data) •  Lang 1990[b]: paratype in Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels  • Schneider & Barts 2011: morph, distr, biology • Scott, Keogh & Whiting 2004: molecular phylogeny  • Spawls, Howell, Drewes & Ashe 2001: morph, distr, map, habitat, biology •  Tiedemann, Häupl & Grillitsch 1994: paratype in Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien  •


Platysaurus maculatus lineicauda Broadley, 1965
Broadley, D. (1965[c]): A New Species of Platysaurus from Northern Mozambique. — Arnoldia (Rhodesia), 1 (33): 1–4. [type locality: “14 mls. West of Morrumbala, Zambezia Province, Mozambique, at 1000 ft.”; type in Umtali Museum, Zimbabwe]

Branch, Rödel & Marais 2005: maybe full species  •  Broadley 1978[b]: revision (=all data)  •


Platysaurus minor Fitzsimons, 1930
1930 Platysaurus guttatus minor Fitzsimons
1989 Platysaurus minor – Jacobsen & Newbery

Fitzsimons, V. (1930): Descriptions of new South African Reptilia and Batrachia, with Distribution Records of Allied Species in the Transvaal Museum Collection. — Annals of the Transvaal Museum (Pretoria), 14 (1): 20–48. [see below] [as Platysaurus guttatus minor; type locality: “Vygeboompoort, Waterberg District”; type in TM]

Fitzsimons, 1930  Fitzsimons, 1943
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Bates, Branch, Bauer et al. (Atlas and Red List) 2014: tax, habitat, map, photo, conservation • Branch 1998: morph, breeding, biology, habitat, distr, map •  Broadley 1978[b]: revision (=all data)  • Fitzsimons 1943: sys, morph, colour, size, distr  • Hughes 1988: age: >1 year  • Jacobsen & Newbery 1989: morph, distr, sys •  Korner, Whiting & Ferguson 2000: interspecific aggression, species recognition, mistaken identity, competitive exclusion  • Loveridge 1944: revision (= all data) •  Nietzke 1998: ter, morph, distr, behav  • Scott, Keogh & Whiting 2004: molecular phylogeny •  Smet 1981: description of karyotypes •  Wever 1970: fine structure of the ear • Wever 1978: structure and function of ear •  van Wyk & Mouton 1996: reproductive cycle •


Platysaurus mitchelli Loveridge, 1953
Loveridge, A. (1953[a]): Zoological Results of a Fifth Expedition to East Africa, III. Reptiles from Nyasaland and Tete. — Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology (Cambridge, Mass.), 110 (3): 143–322. [type locality: “Ruo River Forest, Mlanje Mountain, Nyasaland”; type in MCZ]

Broadley 1978[b]:
revision (=all data)  • Harvey & Gutberlet 1995: microstructure, evolution and ontogeny of scale surfaces •  Lang 1990[b]: paratype in Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels •  Scott, Keogh & Whiting 2004: molecular phylogeny •  Wermuth 1968: sys, distr  •


Platysaurus monotropis Jacobsen, 1994
Jacobsen, N. (1994): The Platysaurus intermedius complex (Sauria: Cordylidae) in the Transvaal, South Africa, with descriptions of three new taxa. — South African Journal of Zoology (Pretoria), 29 (2): 132–143. [type locality: “Farm Blackhill 317LR, Potgietersrust district, Transvaal”; type in TM]

Bates, Branch, Bauer et al. (Atlas and Red List) 2014: tax, habitat, map, photo, conservation • Branch 1998: morph, breeding, biology, habitat, distr, map •  Korner, Whiting & Ferguson 2000: interspecific aggression, species recognition, mistaken identity, competitive exclusion  • Scott, Keogh & Whiting 2004: molecular phylogeny •


Platysaurus ocellatus Broadley, 1962
Broadley, D. (1962[a]): On some Reptile Collections from the North-Western and North-Eastern Districts of Southern Rhodesia 1958–61, with Descriptions of Four New Lizards. — Occasional Papers of the National Museums of Southern Rhodesia, 3, 26 (B): 787–843. [type locality: “western slopes of the Chimanimani Mts. Above Dead Cow Camp, 8 miles east of Melsetter, Southern Rhodesia”; type in Umtali Museum, Zimbabwe]

Branch 1998: morph, breeding, biology, habitat, distr, map •  Broadley 1963[a]: morph, habitat, distr •  Broadley 1978[b]: revision (=all data)  • Harvey & Gutberlet 1995: microstructure, evolution and ontogeny of scale surfaces •  Lang 1990[b]: paratype in Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels •  Tiedemann, Häupl & Grillitsch 1994: paratype in Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien  • Wermuth 1968: sys, distr  •


Platysaurus orientalis orientalis Fitzsimons, 1941
1941 Platysaurus minor orientalis Fitzsimons
1944 Platysaurus guttatus orientalis – Loveridge
1989 Platysaurus orientalis orientalis – Jacobsen & Newbery

Fitzsimons, V. (1941): Descriptions of some new lizards from South Africa and a frog from southern Rhodesia. — Annals of the Transvaal Museum (Pretoria), 20 (3): 273–281. [as Platysaurus minor orientalis; type locality: “Sekororo, on the lower slopes of the Drakensberg, about 40 miles south of Leydsdorp”; type in TM]

Bates, Branch, Bauer et al. (Atlas and Red List) 2014: tax, habitat, map, photo, conservation • Branch 1998: morph, breeding, biology, habitat, distr, map •  Fitzsimons 1943: sys, morph, colour, size, distr  • Jacobsen & Newbery 1989: morph, distr, sys •  Loveridge 1944: revision (= all data) •  Scott, Keogh & Whiting 2004: molecular phylogeny •  Wermuth 1968: sys, distr  •


Platysaurus orientalis fitzsimonsi Loveridge, 1944
1944 Platysaurus guttatus fitzsimonsi Loveridge
1978 Platysaurus fitzsimonsi – Broadley
1989 Platysaurus orientalis fitzsimonsi – Jacobsen & Newbery

Loveridge, A. (1944): Revision of the African Lizards of the Family Cordylidae. — Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology (Cambridge, Mass.), 95 (1): 1–118 pp. [as Platysaurus guttatus fitzsimonsi; type locality: “Lydenburg, Transvaal”; type in MCZ]

Bates, Branch, Bauer et al. (Atlas and Red List) 2014: tax, habitat, map, photo, conservation • Broadley 1978[b]: revision (=all data)  • Jacobsen & Newbery 1989: morph, distr, sys •  Visser 1984[f]: morph, behav, distr • 


Platysaurus pungweensis pungweensis Broadley, 1959
1959 Platysaurus guttatus pungweensis Broadley
1978 Platysaurus pungweensis pungweensis – Broadley

Broadley, D. (1959[a]): Sauria, Cordylidae: Platysaurus guttatus pungweensis n. subsp. — Occasional Papers of the National Museum of Southern Rhodesia, 23 (B): 314–315. [as Platysaurus guttatus pungweensis; type locality: “Pungwe river at 2400 ft. (near the Mozambique border), southern Rhodesia”; type in National Museum Southern Rhodesia]

Branch 1998: morph, breeding, biology, habitat, distr, map •  Broadley 1962[a]: morph, size, habitat  • Broadley 1978[b]: revision (=all data)  • Cooper & Steele 1999: foraging and chemosensory behavior  •


Platysaurus pungweensis blakei Broadley, 1964
1964 Platysaurus intermedius blakei Broadley
1968 Platysaurus guttatus blakei – Wermuth
1978 Platysaurus pungweensis blakei – Broadley

Broadley, D. (1964[a]): A new Platysaurus from Central Mozambique. — Arnoldia (Rhodesia), 1 (5): 1–2. [as Platysaurus intermedius blakei; type locality: “15 miles south-east of Vila de Manica, Mozambique”; type in Umtali Museum, Zimbabwe]

Broadley 1978[b]: revision (=all data)  • Lang 1990[b]: paratype in Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels • 


Platysaurus relictus Broadley, 1976
Broadley, D. (1976[b]): Two new forms of Platysaurus from the northern Transvaal (Sauria: Cordylidae). — Arnoldia (Rhodesia), 8 (8): 1–3. [type locality: “Waterpoort, Soutpansberg District, northern Transvaal, South Africa”; type in TM]

Bates, Branch, Bauer et al. (Atlas and Red List) 2014: tax, habitat, map, photo, conservation • Branch 1998: morph, breeding, biology, habitat, distr, map •  Broadley 1978[b]: revision (=all data)  • Jacobsen 1994: sys, morph  • Jacobsen 1988: summary of data, conservation status “restricted”, map  • Jacobsen & Newbery 1989: morph, distr, sys • Kirchhof, Krämer, Linden & Richter 2010: distr and habitat • McLachlan 1978: conservation status •  Visser 1984[f]: morph, behav, distr • 


Platysaurus torquatus Peters, 1879
1944 Platysaurus guttatus torquatus – Loveridge
1978 Platysaurus torquatus – Broadley

Peters, W. (1879): Eine neue Art der Säugethiergattung Hyrax (H. nigricans) aus Chinchoxo und über eine neue Eidechse, Platysaurus torquatus, aus Mossambique. — Sitzungsberichte der Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin (Berlin), 1879 (2): 10–11. [type locality: “Tette”; type data: syntypes in ZMB, MCZ, Naturhist. Museum, Wien]

Peters, 1882
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Bauer, Lang & Günther 1994:
sys, about types  • Boulenger 1885: morph •  Branch 1998: morph, breeding, biology, habitat, distr, map •  Broadley 1962[a]: morph, colour, size, habitat  • Broadley 1978[b]: revision (=all data)  • Fitzsimons 1943: sys, morph, colour, size  • Loveridge 1944: revision (=all data)  • Loveridge 1953[a]: morph, colour, habitat  • Peters 1882: morph, sys •  Scott, Keogh & Whiting 2004: molecular phylogeny •  Steinmetz, Pütsch & Bisschopinck 1998: transport mortality  • Tiedemann, Häupl & Grillitsch 1994: syntype in Naturhist.Museum, Wien •  Wermuth 1968: sys, distr  •



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