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Citation: Midtgaard, Rune. RepFocus - A Survey of the Reptiles of the World. (www.repfocus.dk).
Latest update: December 31st, 2022.

Taxonomy of the family Lacertidae
Bibliography of the genus Gastropholis
Biodiversity of the family Lacertidae


Keel-bellied Lizards

Afrikanische Baumeidechsen


1886 Gastropholis Fischer (type species: Gastropholis vittata Fischer 1886)
1916 Bedriagaia Boulenger (type species: Bedriagaia tropidopholis Boulenger 1916; syn. Arnold 1989)
1916 Centromastix Boulenger (type species: Lacerta echinata Cope 1862; syn. Arnold 1989)
Contents: 4 species, of which 1 (25.0%) is endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Distribution: Cameroon, Congo-Kinshasa, Equatorial Guinea (Rio Muni), Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Tanzania.

Gastropholis echinata

African Spiny-tailed Lizard, African Spiny Lizard


Afrikansk Tornhalefirben

1862 Lacerta echinata Cope
Centromastix echinatus Laurent 1956
Gastropholis echinata Arnold 1989
1884 Lacerta hirticauda Vaillant (Arnold 1989)
1919 Lacerta langi Schmidt (Arnold 1989)

Distribution: Cameroon, Congo-Kinshasa, Equatorial Guinea (Rio Muni), Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia.

Gastropholis prasina

Green Keel-bellied Lizard

Grüne Baumeidechse

Grønt Kølbugsfirben

1904 Gastropholis prasina Werner
1936 Bedriagaia moreaui Loveridge (Arnold 1989)

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of vittata (e.g., Loveridge 1957). Revalidated by Arnold (1989).
Distribution: Kenya, Tanzania.

Gastropholis prasina
© Rune Midtgaard

Gastropholis tropidopholis

Ituri Keel-bellied Lizard



1916 Bedriagaia tropidopholis Boulenger
Gastropholis tropidopholis Arnold 1989

Distribution: Congo-Kinshasa.

Gastropholis vittata

Striped Keel-bellied Lizard, Keel-bellied Ground Lizard

Gestreifte Baumeidechse

Stribet Kølbugsfirben

1886 Gastropholis vittata Fischer
1900 Gastropholis lutzei Tornier (Arnold 1989)

Distribution: Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania.