Angolan girdled lizard

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Angolan girdled lizard
Cordylus angolensis.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Cordylidae
Genus: Cordylus
Species: C. angolensis
Binomial name
Cordylus angolensis
(Bocage, 1895)[1]
  • Zonurus angolensis
    Bocage, 1895
  • Cordylus cordylus angolensis
    Loveridge, 1944
  • Cordylus angolensis
    Visser, 1971[2]

The Angolan girdled lizard (Cordylus angolensis), also known as the Angolan spiny-tailed lizard,[1] is a species of lizard in the genus Cordylus. The species is endemic to Angola, as its names testify,[2][3][4] and is ovoviviparous.[2]


C. angolensis is ovoviviparous,[2] meaning females keep eggs inside their bodies until ready to hatch.


  1. ^ a b "Cordylus angolensis names". UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Retrieved 2008-01-13. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Cordylus angolensis BOCAGE, 1895". The Reptile Database. Retrieved 2008-01-13. 
  3. ^ "Cordylus angolensis distribution". UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Retrieved 2008-01-13. 
  4. ^ "Cordylus angolensis". Retrieved 2008-01-13. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Bocage JVB. 1895. Herpétologie d'Angola et du Congo. Lisbon: Ministère de la Marine et des Colonies. (Imprimerie nationale, printer). xx + 203 pp. + Plates I-XIX. (Zonurus angolensis, new species, pp. 24–25). (in French).