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Taxonomy of the family Cordylidae
Bibliography of the genus Smaug
Biodiversity of the family Cordylidae




Genus
Smaug

Dragon Girdled Lizards*, Dragon Lizards

Drachen-Gürtelschweife*

Dragebæltehaler*

2011 Smaug Stanley, Bauer, Jackman, Branch & Mouton (type species: Cordylus giganteus Smith 1844)
Contents: 8 species.
Distribution: Eswatini, Mozambique, South Africa (Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga), Zimbabwe.

Smaug barbertonensis

Barberton Girdled Lizard

Barberton-Gürtelschweif*

Barberton-bæltehale*

1921 Zonurus barbertonensis Van Dam
Cordylus warreni barbertonensis FitzSimons 1943
Smaug warreni barbertonensis Stanley, Bauer, Jackman, Branch & Mouton 2011
Smaug barbertonensis Stanley & Bates 2014

Distribution: Eswatini, South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga).


Smaug breyeri

Waterberg Girdled Lizard

Waterberg-Gürtelschweif*

Waterberg-bæltehale*

1921 Zonurus breyeri Van Dam
Cordylus warreni breyeri FitzSimons 1943
Cordylus breyeri Branch 1998
Smaug breyeri Stanley, Bauer, Jackman, Branch & Mouton 2011

Distribution: South Africa (Limpopo).


Smaug depressus

Soutpansberg Girdled Lizard, Flat Girdled Lizard

Soutpansberg-Gürtelschweif*

Soutpansberg-bæltehale*

1930 Zonurus barbertonensis depressus Fitzsimons
Cordylus warreni depressus Fitzsimons 1943
Smaug warreni depressus Stanley, Bauer, Jackman, Branch & Mouton 2011
Smaug depressus Stanley & Bates 2014

Distribution: South Africa (Limpopo).


Smaug giganteus

Giant Girdled Lizard, Sungazer

Riesen-Gürtelschweif

Kæmpebæltehale, Sydafrikansk Solkigger

1844 Cordylus giganteus Smith
Zonurus giganteus Boulenger 1885
Smaug giganteus Stanley, Bauer, Jackman, Branch & Mouton 2011
1845 Zonurus derbianus Gray (Boulenger 1885)

Remarks: Although reported to occur in KwaZulu-Natal (e.g., Branch 1998), it seems that no verified records exist for that province (Armstrong 2011).
Distribution: South Africa (Free State, Mpumalanga).


Smaug mossambicus

Gorongoza Girdled Lizard

Gorongoza-Gürtelschweif*

Gorongoza-bæltehale*

1958 Cordylus warreni mossambicus Fitzsimons
Cordylus mossambicus Branch 1998
Smaug mossambicus Stanley, Bauer, Jackman, Branch & Mouton 2011

Introduced to: USA (Florida).
Distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe.


Smaug regius

Regal Girdled Lizard

König-Gürtelschweif*

Kongebæltehale*

1962 Cordylus warreni regius Broadley
Cordylus regius Branch 1998
Smaug regius Stanley, Bauer, Jackman, Branch & Mouton 2011

Distribution: Zimbabwe.


Smaug vandami

Gravelotte Girdled Lizard*, (Van Dam's Girdled Lizard)

Gravelotte-Gürtelschweif*

Gracelotte-bæltehale*

1930 Zonurus vandami Fitzsimons/?Cordylus warreni vandami ?
Cordylus vandami FitzSimons 1943
Cordylus warreni vandami Loveridge 1944
Cordylus vandami Jacobsen 1989
Smaug vandami Stanley, Bauer, Jackman, Branch & Mouton 2011

Distribution: South Africa (Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga).


Smaug warreni

Lebombo Girdled Lizard*, (Warren's Girdled Lizard)

Lebombo-Gürtelschweif*, (Warrens Gürtelschweif)

Lebombo-bæltehale*

1908 Zonurus warreni Boulenger
Cordylus warreni FitzSimons 1943
Smaug warreni Stanley, Bauer, Jackman, Branch & Mouton 2011
1930 Zonurus vandami perkoensis Fitzsimons (Branch 1988)
Cordylus vandami perkoensis Fitzsimons 1943
Cordylus warreni perkoensis Loveridge 1944
1933 Zonurus laevigatus Fitzsimons (Branch 1988)
Cordylus laevigatus Fitzsimons 1943
Cordylus warreni laevigatus Loveridge 1944

Remarks: Previously included barbertonensis, breyeri, depressus, mossambicus, regius and vandami.
Distribution: Eswatini, Mozambique, South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga).