South Africa and Lesotho / Drakensberg. 


Tropidosaura essexi  HEWITT, 1927

Common names:

Essex’s Mountain Lizard (English)
Essex’s Süd-Gebirgseidechse (German)


Syntypes: PEM R16094–8 (formerly AMG 5227)

Terra Typica:

Drakensberg, peak region, Lesotho.

Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Hewitt, J. (1927) -  Further descriptions of reptiles and batrachians from South Africa. -  Records of the Albany Museum, Grahamstown, 3 (5): 371-415.  

  • 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.