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Pseudocordylus

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Cordylidae
Rank  Genus
Class  Reptilia
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Scaled reptiles
Pseudocordylus Pseudocordylus microlepidotus fasciatus
Similar  Lang's crag lizard, Chamaesaura, Hemicordylus, Cordylus cordylus, Platysaurus

Two male common crag lizards battle pseudocordylus melanotus


Pseudocordylus is a genus of small to large girdled lizards from South Africa, commonly known as crag lizards. Six species of Pseudocordylus are known; they are distinguished from girdled lizards of the genus Cordylus by the presence of granular scales on the back instead of osteoderms. However, recent molecular data places Pseudocordylus within Cordylus.[1]

Contents

Pseudocordylus Pseudocordylus spinosus

Pseudocordylus melanotus subviridus


Species

The following six species are recognized as being valid.

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  • Pseudocordylus langi Loveridge, 1944 – Lang's girdled lizard, near threatened (LR/nt)
  • Pseudocordylus melanotus (A. Smith, 1838)
  • Pseudocordylus microlepidotus (Cuvier, 1829)
  • Pseudocordylus spinosus V. FitzSimons, 1947 – prickly girdled lizard, near threatened (LR/nt)
  • Pseudocordylus subviridis (A. Smith, 1838)
  • Pseudocordylus transvaalensis V. FitzSimons, 1943

  • Pseudocordylus Pseudocordylus melanotus The Reptile Database

    Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Pseudocordylus.

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    References

    Pseudocordylus Wikipedia


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