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Gerrhosaurus flavigularis.jpg
Gerrhosaurus flavigularis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Gerrhosauridae
Subfamily: Gerrhosaurinae
Genus: Gerrhosaurus
Wiegmann, 1828

Gerrhosaurus is a genus of lizards native to southern and eastern Africa.


Species of Gerrhosaurus are found in dry, rocky semi-open habitats.[citation needed]

Species and subspecies[edit]

The following species and subspecies are recognized as being valid.[1] Some have been reassigned to new genera.


  1. ^ "Gerrhosaurus ". The Reptile Database.

Further reading[edit]

  • Bates MF, Tolley KA, Edwards S, Davids Z, Da Silva JM, Branch WR (2013). "A molecular phylogeny of the African plated lizards, genus Gerrhosaurus Wiegmann, 1828 (Squamata: Gerrhosauridae), with the description of two new genera". Zootaxa 3750 (5): 465-493. (Broadleysaurus and Matobosaurus, new genera).
  • Branch, Bill (2004). Field Guide to Snakes and other Reptiles of Southern Africa. Third Revised edition, Second impression. Sanibel Island, Florida: Ralph Curtis Books. 399 pp. ISBN 0-88359-042-5. (Genus Gerrhosaurus, p. 178).
  • Wiegmann AF (1828). "Beiträge zur Amphibienkunde ". Isis von Oken 21 (4): 364-383. (Gerrhosaurus, new genus, p. 375). (in German).