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Latastia boscai BEDRIAGA, 1884

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesLatastia boscai arenicola (PARKER 1942)
Latastia boscai boscai (BEDRIAGA 1884)
Latastia boscai burii (BOULENGER 1907) 
Common NamesEritrea Longtail Lizard, Bosca’s Long-tailed Lizard 
SynonymLatastia boscai BEDRIAGA 1884: 16
Latastia wachei WERNER 1913: 16 (fide BOULENGER 1921: 24)
? Latastia boscae — SCORTECCI 1931: 10
Latastia boscai — PARKER 1942: 69
Latastia boscai — LARGEN & SPAWLS 2010: 352

Lacerta boscai boscai BEDRIAGA 1884
Latastia boscai BEDRIAGA 1884: 322
Latastia boscai boscai — PARKER 1942: 70
Latastia boscai boscai — ARILLO et al. 1967
Latastia boscai boscai — LANZA 1983: 214
Latastia boscai boscai — LANZA 1988

Lacerta boscai arenicola PARKER 1942
Lacerta boscai arenicola — PARKER 1942: 71
Latastia boscai arenicola — ARILLO et al. 1967
Latastia boscai arenicola — LANZA 1983: 215
Latastia boscai arenicola — LANZA 1988

Lacerta boscai burii BOULENGER 1907
Latastia Burii BOULENGER 1907: 393
Latastia boscai burii — PARKER 1942: 71
Latastia boscai burii — ARILLO et al. 1967
Latastia boscai burii — LANZA 1983: 215
Latastia boscai burii — MAZUCH 2013 
DistributionEthiopia, Eritrea, N/C Somalia, Djibouti

Type locality: “aus dem Lande der Adal (Rugdeira Sogheira) und aus dem Lande der Bogos (Keren)”.

arenicola: Somalia, SE Ethiopia

burii: N Somalia

wachei: Terra typica: Abessinien [= Ethiopia], 70 km NW Harrar (Collecting place 2).  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntype: MSNG 10118
Syntypes: ZMH R01224-1225 (formerly no. 3920), leg. G. WACHE Dez. 24, 1909 [wachei] 
Diagnosis 
Comment 
Etymology 
References
  • Arillo, BALLETTO & SPANO 1967. Il genere Latastia Bedriaga in Somalia. Boll. Musei Ist. Biol. Univ. Genova 35: 105-145
  • Bedriaga,J. von 1884. Die neue Lacertiden-Gattung Latastia und ihre Arten. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria 20: 307-324
  • Boulenger,G.A. 1907. Descriptions of two new African lizards of the genus Latastia [L. johnstonii , L. burii]. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (7) 19: 392-394 - get paper here
  • Ineich, I. 1999. Reptiles & Amphibiens de la République de Djibouti. BNDB, UICN, PNUD, Djibouti & MNHN, Paris, 60 pp. - get paper here
  • Lanza, B. 1990. Amphibians and reptiles of the Somali Democratic Republic: check list and biogeography. Biogeographia, 14: 407-465 [1988]
  • Lanza,B. 1983. A list of the Somali amphibians and reptiles. MONITORE ZOOLOGICO ITALIANO, new Ser., SUPPL. 18 (8): 193-247
  • Largen, M.J.; Spawls, S. 2006. Lizards of Ethiopia (Reptilia Sauria): an annotated checklist, bibliography, gazetteer and identification. Tropical Zoology 19 (1): 21-109 - get paper here
  • Largen, M.J.; Spawls, S. 2010. Amphibians and Reptiles of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 694 pp.
  • Mazuch, Tomáš 2013. Amphibians and Reptiles of Somaliland and Eastern Ethiopia. Tomáš Mazuch Publishing, 80 pp. ISBN: 978-80-905439-0-4 - get paper here
  • Parker, H. W. 1942. The lizards of British Somaliland. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 91: 1—101 - get paper here
  • Scortecci, Giuseppe 1931. Contributo alla conoscenza dei rettili e degli anfibi della Somalia, dell'Eritrea e dell'Abissinia. Boll. Mus. Zool. Univ. Torino, (ser. 3) 41 (10): 1-26 [1930]
  • Werner, F. 1913. Neue oder seltene Reptilien und Frösche des Naturhistorischen Museums in Hamburg. Reptilien der Ostafrika-Expedition der Hamburger Geographischen Gesellschaft 1911/12. Leiter: Dr. E. Obst. Reptilien und Amphibien von Formosa. Jb. Hamb. wiss. Anst., 30 [1912], 2. Beiheft: 1-39, 40-45, 45-51 - get paper here
 
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