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.

Etymology[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  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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