Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola, Namibia, Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Malawi, South Africa and Mozambique. 

Species:

Ichnotropis capensis  (A. SMITH, 1838)

Synonyms:

Algyra capensis  A. SMITH, 1838

Tropidosaura Dumerelii  SMITH, 1849

Ichnotropis macrolepidota  PETERS, 1854

Ichnotropis Dumerilii  BOCAGE, 1866

Ichnotropis capensis  BOULENGER, 1897

Ichnotropis longipes  BOULENGER, 1902

Ichnotropis capensis overlaeti   WITTE & LAURENT, 1942

Ichnotropis capensis longipes   FITZSIMONS, 1943

Ichnotropis capensis nigrescens   LAURENT, 1952

Ichnotropis capensis  LOVERIDGE, 1953

Common names:

Cape Rough-scaled Lizard (English)
Rauhschuppige Kapeidechse (German)

Types:

Holotype: lost, formerly BMNH (fide (BOULENGER 1921: 188)
Holotype: lost (fide FITZSIMONS 1943), collector A. Smith, N.E. of Lattaku, towards the tropic of Capricorn (BOULENGER 1887) [Tropidosaura dumerilii]
Holotype: RMCA (= MRAC) (was RGMC) 14671 [nigrescens]
Holotype: RMCA (= MRAC) 9691 (collector F.G. OVERLAET) [overlaeti]

Terra Typica:

Kuruman in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa near the border with Northwestern Province.


Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Smith, A. (1838) -  Contributions to the Natural History of Southern Africa. Art. VIII. -  Magazine of natural history, London, 2 (14): 92-94.  

  • Laurent, R.F. (1964) -  Ichnotropis -  In: Reptiles et batraciens de l`Angola (troisième note). Companhia de Diamantes de Angola (Diamang), Serviços Culturais, Museu do Dundo (Angola), 67: 61-65.  

  • Engleder, A. & Haring, E. & Kirchhof, S. & Mayer, W. (2013) -  Multiple nuclear and mitochondrial DNA sequences provide new insights into the phylogeny of South African Lacertids (Lacertidae, Eremiadinae). -  Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, Berlin, 51 (2): 132-143.    

  • Berg, M.P. van den (2017) -  An annotated bibliographic history of Ichnotropis PETERS, 1854 (Reptilia, Lacertidae) with remarks on the validity of some of the including species. -  L@CERTIDAE, 2017 [4]: 60-138.