Platysaurus

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For the dinosaur genus, see Plateosaurus.
Platysaurus
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Platysaurus imperator
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Cordylidae
Genus: Platysaurus
A. Smith, 1844

Platysaurus is a genus of lizards in the Cordylidae family, known as flat lizards for their flat backs. All species live in isolated populations in southern Africa.

Description[edit]

Females and juveniles often have black or brown backs with white stripes, while males are much more colored. Males are somewhat larger than females.

Species[edit]

The described species are:[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Platysaurus, The Reptile Database

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