Mitchell's flat lizard

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Mitchell's flat lizard
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Cordylidae
Genus: Platysaurus
Species: P. mitchelli
Binomial name
Platysaurus mitchelli
Loveridge, 1953

Mitchell's flat lizard (Platysaurus mitchelli )[1] is a species of lizard in the family Cordylidae.


The specific name, mitchelli, is in honor of naturalist Bernard Lindley Mitchell of the Department of Game, Fish, and Tsetse Control in Nyasaland (now Malawi) in the 1940s.[2]

Geographic range[edit]

P. mitchelli is found in Malawi.


  1. ^ "Platysaurus mitchelli ". The Reptile Database. Retrieved 2007-08-24. 
  2. ^ 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. (Platysaurus mitchelli, p. 179).

Further reading[edit]

  • Loveridge A. 1953. "Zoological Results of a Fifth Expedition to East Africa. III. Reptiles from Nyasaland and Tete". Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard College 110 (3): 142-322. (Platysaurus mitchelli, new species, pp. 234–237).

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