Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique (probably not in Zanzibar). 

Species:

Gastropholis vittata  FISCHER, 1886

Synonyms:

Gastropholis vittata  FISCHER, 1886

Gastropholis lutzei  TORNIER, 1900

Common names:

Keelbelly Ground Lizard (English)

Types:

BMNH 1946.8.4.91-92

Terra Typica:

Zanzibar (probably the mainland opposite, fide LOVERIDGE 1957).

Tanga, Tanzania (`lutzei`).


Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Fischer, J.G. (1886) -  Description of the genus Gastropholis; typ. sp vittata. -  In: “Herpetologische Notizen”. - Abhandlungen des Naturwissenschaftlichen Vereins in Hamburg, 9: 1-19, Taf. I – II.   

  • Spawls, S. & Rotich, D. (1997) -  An Annotated Checklist of the Lizards of Kenya. -  Journal of East African Natural History, Oxford, 86 (1-2): 61-83.    

 
 
 
 
 

Gastropholis vittata  © 2010 Alec Feldman