Ethiopia on the border with Kenia near Mandera and northeast of Negele. N Kenia (areas along the Kaliokwell River). 


Philochortus rudolfensis  PARKER, 1932


Philochortus rudolfensis   SPAWLS et al., 2002

Philochortus intermedius rudolfensis   PARKER, 1932

Common names:

Southern Shield-backed Lizard (English)


Holotype: BMNH 1932.5.2.6

Terra Typica:

Near the mouth of the Kaliokwell River, Turkana Lake (formerly Lake Rudolf).

Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Parker, H.W. (1932) -  Scientific results of the Cambridge expedition to the east African lakes, 1930-31. 5. Reptiles and amphibians. -  The Journal of the Linnean Society of London. Zoology, 38: 213-229.  


Philochortus rudolfensis  © 2016 Sebastian Kirchhof