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Re: Scientific Name Updates

Postby nvlooi » Tue May 03, 2011 9:36 am

Can someone please help me with the genus changes in Cordylus.

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Re: Scientific Name Updates

Postby Westley Price » Tue May 03, 2011 10:37 am

I'm too lazy to retype everything:

From "Between a rock and a hard polytomy: Rapid girdled lizards (Squamata: Cordylidae)" 2011

By Edward L. Stanley, Aaron M. Bauer, Todd R. Jackman, William R. Branch, P. Le Fras N. Mouton

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Re: Scientific Name Updates

Postby nvlooi » Tue May 03, 2011 2:00 pm

Thanks Westley.
Interesting genus name for the "skurwejantjie"...
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Re: Scientific Name Updates

Postby alexander » Tue May 03, 2011 7:18 pm

wow, never knew coeruleopunctatus was so distinct.
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Re: Scientific Name Updates

Postby nvlooi » Wed May 04, 2011 8:41 am

@ alexander - What is the common name for Ninurta coeruleopunctatus?
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Re: Scientific Name Updates

Postby Westley Price » Wed May 04, 2011 8:42 am

Blue-spotted Girdled Lizard.
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Re: Scientific Name Updates

Postby nvlooi » Wed May 04, 2011 10:38 am

Blue spotted girdled lizard

Endemic, SVL 50 - 75 mm, max SVL 82 mm

A graceful lizard that is more closely-related to crag lizards than it is to other girdled lizards. Its nasals are in contact separating the rostral and the frontonasal. It lacks occipitals. The scales behind the head are small and granular. The dorsal scales are small, with no interspaced granules, in 40 - 43 transverse and 20 - 22 longitudinal rows. There is a pair of enlarged preanal plates, and 12 - 16 preanal pores on each thigh. The tail has regular whorls of keeled scales. The back is greyish olive, with numerous black streaks that fuse towards the rear. There is a reddish or orange-yellow band on the flanks, and often on the snout and the side of the head. The throat and chest are greenish-yellow to orange (especially in adult males). It characteristically has scattered enamel-blue spots, particularly on the sides of the head, hence its common and scientic names. Biology and breeding: It is common in suitable moist habitat, on coastal cliffs and small rock outcrops, where it forages for invertbrates. It may excavate a small tunnel in loose soil in a rock crack or beneath a boulder. It gives birth to 3 – 4 young in midsummer. Habitat : rock outcraps in fynbos and forest fringes. Range : S.Cape, from Mossel Bay to Witelbos.

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1. http://www.tallbo.com/andra_cordylus/co ... ctatus.htm
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Re: Scientific Name Updates

Postby alexander » Sun Jul 10, 2011 3:04 pm

Could someone add the latest changes? Lamprophis, Dasypeltis ect.
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Re: Scientific Name Updates

Postby nvlooi » Sun Jul 10, 2011 4:12 pm

alexander wrote:Could someone add the latest changes? Lamprophis, Dasypeltis ect.
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Yes please, Ive heard there are now four species of Dasypeltis described.
Hasn't house snakes become Boaden or something like that...


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Re: Scientific Name Updates

Postby Westley Price » Sun Jul 10, 2011 4:26 pm

Okay quick summary of the Lamprophiidae:

Lamprophis capensis ==> Boaedon capensis
Lamprophis virgatus ==> B. virgatus
Lamprophis fuliginosis complex ==> Boaedon

Lamprophis inornatus ==> Lycodonomorphus inornatus

Lamprophis swazicus ==> Inyoka swazicus

Remaining Lamprophis:
L. fiskii
L. fuscus
L. aurora
L. guttatus

Mehelya ==> Gonionotophis

I think that is it from that paper.

I dont think the Dasypeltis paper has been published yet so we'll have to wait.
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Re: Scientific Name Updates

Postby nvlooi » Sun Jul 10, 2011 4:34 pm

Thanks Westley.

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Re: Scientific Name Updates

Postby alexander » Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:24 pm

Bufo=>Amietophrynus
Afrana=>Amietia
some more but books are quite up to date
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Re: Scientific Name Updates

Postby nvlooi » Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:58 pm

Thanks Alexander.


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Re: Scientific Name Updates

Postby Dispholidus » Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:50 am

Why is the Brown House snake Boaedon and the Olive Lycodonomorpus? Strange that they can classify the Olive as a water snake.

Wasn't there talks of seperating the Western and Eastern Boomslang species at one stage?' Does anyone know what the current heads-up is on that process?
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Re: Scientific Name Updates

Postby nvlooi » Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:07 am

Dispholidus wrote:Why is the Brown House snake Boaedon and the Olive Lycodonomorpus? Strange that they can classify the Olive as a water snake.

Wasn't there talks of seperating the Western and Eastern Boomslang species at one stage?' Does anyone know what the current heads-up is on that process?



I don't know much regarding the Boomslang but Lycodonomorphus inornatus common name as Johan Marais said; Olive Ground Snake...


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