Northeastern Tanzania and southeastern Kenya. 


Gastropholis prasina  WERNER, 1904


Gastropholis prasina  WERNER, 1904

Bedriagaia moreaui  LOVERIDGE, 1936

Gastropholis prasina  ARNOLD, 1989

Common names:

Green Keel-bellied Lizard (English)
Afrikanische Baumeidechse (German)


Holotype: ZMB 18087, MCZ R-39799

Terra Typica:

“Deutsch-Ostafrika”, probably Tanga, Tanzania.

Amani, Usambara Mts. Tanzania (`Bedriagaia moreaui`).

Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Werner, F. (1904) -  Beschreibung neuer Reptilien aus den Gattungen Acanthosaura, Calotes, Gastropholis und Typhlops. -  Zoologischer Anzeiger, Leipzig, 27: 461-464.  

  • Loveridge, A.. (1936) -  A new lacertid (Bedriagaia moreaui) from Tanganyika Territory. -  Proceedings of the New England Zoölogical Club, 15: 67-70.  

  • Arnold, E.N. (1989) -  Systematics and adaptive radiation of Equatorial African lizards assigned to the genera Adolfus, Bedriagaia, Gastropholis, Holaspis and Lacerta (Reptilia: Lacertidae). -  Journal of Natural History, London, 23: 525-555.    


Gastropholis prasina  © 2004 Wolfgang Wüster