Large-scale grass lizard

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Large-scale grass lizard
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Cordylidae
Genus: Chamaesaura
Species: C. macrolepis
Binomial name
Chamaesaura macrolepis
Cope, 1862[1]

The large-scale grass lizard (Chamaesaura macrolepis), also known as the large-scaled snake lizard, Zambian grass lizard, or Zambian snake lizard,[2] is a species of lizard in the genus Chamaesaura. It lives scattered across southern Africa with two subspecies.[1]


The large-scale grass lizard lives in grasslands in South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Angola, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[1]


The large-scale grass lizard has two subspecies.

  • C. m. macrolepis - This subspecies was discovered by Cope in 1862.
  • C. m. miopropus - In 1894, George Albert Boulenger discovered a second subspecies.


  1. ^ a b c "Chamaesaura macrolepis COPE, 1862". The Reptile Database. Retrieved 2008-01-06. 
  2. ^ "Chamaesaura macrolepis". UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Retrieved 2008-01-06.