A new species of rupicolous Cordylus Laurenti 1768 (Sauria: Cordylidae) from Northern Mozambique




A new rupicolous girdled lizard, Cordylus meculae Branch, Rödel & Marais, is described from Serra Mecula in the Niassa Game Reserve, northern Mozambique. Morphologically it is closest to C. rhodesianus - which is restricted to the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe (850 km south) - but has more rugose head shields, a wider rostral and grey colouration. Although geographically closer to C. nyikae (found 450 km to the west, across the Rift Valley region and Lake Malawi) it differs in numerous features, including details of scalation and nostril position.


African Journal of Herpetology






- Niassa


- Inglês


- Nenhuma restrição


- Biodiversidade Florestal;
- Biodiversidade de montanha;
- Outra biodiversidade terrestre


- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias


- Identificação, Monitoria, Indicadores e Avaliações


- Reserva Nacional do Niassa



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