Platysaurus maculatus (Broadley, 1965),

Conradie, Werner, Bittencourt-Silva, Gabriela B., Engelbrecht, Hanlie M., Loader, Simon P., Menegon, Michele, Nanvonamuquitxo, C, 2016, Exploration into the hidden world of Mozambique's sky island forests: new discoveries of reptiles and amphibians, Zoosystematics and Evolution 92 (2), pp. 163-180: 170

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zse.92.9948

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

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scientific name

Platysaurus maculatus (Broadley, 1965)
status

 

Taxon classification Animalia Squamata Cordylidae

Platysaurus maculatus (Broadley, 1965) 

Material

Mt. M’pàluwé ( PEM R21220, subadult female, 62.7 mm SVL; PEM R21221, male, 79.5 mm SVL; PEM R21222, female, 62.9 mm SVL; PEM R21223, male, 81.7 mm SVL; PEM R21224, male, 75.8 mm SVL).

Comments

Collected from the lower slopes of Mt. M’pàluwé where they were found in abundance running on rocky slopes. Previously, collected from Mt. M’pàluwé [= Ribáuè] by Blake (1965), which formed part of the type series of this species ( Broadley 1965b). This species is now regarded as widespread in northern Mozambique ( Broadley 1965b, Branch et al. 2005) and southern Tanzania ( Broadley 1995).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Cordylidae

Genus

Platysaurus