From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Tetradactylus seps.jpg
Tetradactylus seps
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Gerrhosauridae
Subfamily: Gerrhosaurinae
Genus: Tetradactylus
Merrem, 1820[1]

Tetradactylus is a genus of lizards in the family Gerrhosauridae. The genus is endemic to Africa.


The genus Tetradactylus contains the following species which are recognized as being valid.[2]

Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally named in a genus other than Tetradactylus.


  1. ^ "Tetradactylus ". Dahms Tierleben. www.dahmstierleben.de.
  2. ^ "Tetradactylus ". The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.

Further reading[edit]

  • Boulenger GA (1887). Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Second Edition. Volume III. ... Gerrhosauridæ ... London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). xii + 575 pp. + Plates I-XL. (Genus Tetradactylus, p. 124).
  • 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 Tetradactylus, pp. 181–182).
  • Merrem B (1820). Versuch eines Systems der Amphibien: Tentamen Systematis Amphibiorum. Marburg: J.C. Krieger. xv + 191 pp. + one plate. (Tetradactylus, new genus, p. 75). (in German and Latin).