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Platysaurus  Smith, 1844
Taxonomic Serial No.: 1141810

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2020   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassReptilia Laurenti, 1768 – répteis, reptiles, Reptiles  
                         OrderSquamata Oppel, 1811 – Amphisbaenians, Lizards, Snakes, amphisbènes, lézards, serpents  
                               FamilyCordylidae  – girdle-tailed lizards  
                                  GenusPlatysaurus Smith, 1844  
    Direct Children:  
                                     Species Platysaurus attenboroughi Whiting, Branch, Pepper and Keogh, 2015 – Attenborough's Flat Lizard 
                                     Species Platysaurus broadleyi Branch and Whiting, 1997 – Augrabies Flat Lizard, Broadley's Flat Lizard 
                                     Species Platysaurus capensis Smith, 1844 – Namaqua Flat Lizard, Cape Flat Lizard 
                                     Species Platysaurus guttatus Smith, 1849 – Dwarf Flat Lizard, Lesser Flat Lizard 
                                     Species Platysaurus imperator Broadley, 1962 – Imperial Flat Lizard, Emperor Flat Lizard 
                                     Species Platysaurus intermedius Matschie, 1891 – Common Flat Lizard 
                                     Species Platysaurus lebomboensis Jacobsen, 1994 – Lebombo Flat Lizard 
                                     Species Platysaurus maculatus Broadley, 1965 – Spotted Flat Lizard 
                                     Species Platysaurus minor Fitzsimons, 1930 – Waterberg Flat Lizard 
                                     Species Platysaurus mitchelli Loveridge, 1953 – Mitchell's Flat Lizard 
                                     Species Platysaurus monotropis Jacobsen, 1994 – Orange-throated Flat Lizard 
                                     Species Platysaurus ocellatus Broadley, 1962 – Chimanimani Flat Lizard 
                                     Species Platysaurus orientalis Fitzsimons, 1941 – Sekhukhune Flat Lizard 
                                     Species Platysaurus pungweensis Broadley, 1959 – Pungwe Flat Lizard 
                                     Species Platysaurus relictus Broadley, 1976 – Soutpansberg Flat Lizard, Transvaal Flat Lizard 
                                     Species Platysaurus torquatus Peters, 1879 – Collared Flat Lizard 

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Reptile Database (Aug. 2020), website (version Aug-2020)  
  Acquired: 2020   
  Notes: Uetz, P., Freed, P. & Hosek, J. (eds.) (2020) The Reptile Database,, accessed 16 Dec 2020   
  Reference for: Platysaurus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Stanley, Edward L., Aaron M. Bauer, Todd R. Jackman, William R. Branch, and P. Le Fras N. Mouton  
  Publication Date: 2011   
  Article/Chapter Title: Between a rock and a hard polytomy: Rapid radiation in the rupicolous girdled lizards (Squamata: Cordylidae)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, vol. 58, no. 1   
  Page(s): 53-70   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1055-7903   
  Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2010.08.024   
  Reference for: Platysaurus   

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