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pdf 08. A review of geographical variation in Gerrhosaurus major Dumeril (Sauria Cordylidae)


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Authors: Donald G. Broadley

Abstract: Examination of most oft he available material of Gerrhosaurus major indicates t hat only two geographical races should be recognised, the typical form (with grandis Boulenger as a synonym) in eastern Africa and G. m. bottegoi Del Prato (with zechi Tornier as a synonym) ranging from northern Somalia west to Ghana. In the last revision of the genus, Loveridge ( 1942) recognised four races, but did not realise that the name bottegoi was applicable to the dark form which he called zechi. The range of variation in the typical form includes all the material t hat Loveridge assigned to bollegoi and grandis.

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