Lawrence's girdled lizard

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Lawrence's girdled lizard
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Cordylidae
Genus: Cordylus
Species: C. lawrenci
Binomial name
Cordylus lawrenci
(V. FitzSimons, 1939)
  • Zonurus lawrenci
    V. FitzSimons, 1939
  • Cordylus lawrenci
    — V. FitzSimons, 1943
  • Cordylus cordylus lawrenci
    Loveridge, 1944
  • Cordylus lawrenci
    Branch, 1988
  • Namazonurus lawrenci
    Stanley et al., 2011[1]

Lawrence's girdled lizard (Cordylus lawrenci ) is a species of lizard in the family Cordylidae. The species is endemic to South Africa.[2]


The specific name, lawrenci, is in honor of South African entomologist Reginald Frederick Lawrence.[3]


  1. ^ "Namazonurus lawrenci ". The Reptile Database.
  2. ^ World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 1996. Cordylus lawrenci . 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Archived 2014-06-27 at the Wayback Machine. Downloaded on 28 July 2007.
  3. ^ Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M. 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Cordylus lawrenci, pp. 152-153).

Further reading[edit]

  • 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. (Cordylus lawrenci, pp. 189–190 + Plate 68).
  • FitzSimons VFM. 1939. Descriptions of some new species and subspecies of lizards from South Africa. Ann. Transvaal Mus. 20 (1): 5-16. (Zonurus lawrenci, new species).