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Latastia johnstonii BOULENGER, 1907

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesJohnston’s long-tailed lizard, Nyasaland Long-tailed lizard 
SynonymLatastia johnstonii BOULENGER 1907: 392
Latastia kidwelli BOULENGER 1919: 39 (fide LOVERIDGE 1957: 231)
Latastia bredoi DE WITTE 1942: 1 (fide LOVERIDGE 1957: 231)
Latastia bredoi — WITTE & LAURENT 1942: 172
Latastia bredoi — DE WITTE 1953: 85
Latastia johnstoni — LOVERIDGE 1957: 7
Latastia johnstonii — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 18
Latastia johnstonii — BROADLEY 1998
Latastia johnstoni — SPAWLS et al. 2001
Latastia johnstoni — BRANCH et al. 2005
Latastia johnstonii — SPAWLS et al 2018: 195 
DistributionCentral Tanzania, Malawi, E? S Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire; west to the Shaba Province), N Zambia, N Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Kenya ?

Type locality: Masuku and Nyika Plateau, Malawi.

kidwelli: Type locality: Eldorado, Southern Rhodesia.

bredoi: Type locality: Musosa, Tanganyika District, Belgian Congo  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesType: BMNH 1946.9.2.93 (and possibly additional specimens). 
Diagnosis 
CommentDistribution: Reports from Kenya are based on a single specimen from Rabai, near Mombasa (SPAWLS & ROTICH 1997). 
Etymology 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Boulenger, George A. 1919. On a new lizard of the genus Latastia from southern Rhodesia. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa 8 (1): 39-40
  • 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
  • Branch, W.R.; Rödel, M.-O. & Marais, J. 2005. Herpetological survey of the Niassa Game Reserve, northern Mozambique - Part I: Reptiles. Salamandra 41 (4): 195-214 - get paper here
  • Broadley, D. G. & HOWELL, K. M. 1991. A check list of the reptiles of Tanzania, with synoptic keys. Syntarsus 1: 1—70
  • de Witte, G. F. 1953. Reptiles. Exploration du Parc National de l'Upemba. Mission G. F. de Witte en collaboration avec W. Adam, A. Janssens, L. Van Meel et R. Verheyen (1946–1949). Institut des Parcs Nationaux du Congo Belge. Brussels, vol. 6, 322 pp. - get paper here
  • Haagner,G.V.; Branch,W.R. & Haagner,A.J.F. 2000. Notes on a collection of reptiles from Zambia and adjacent areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Annals of the Eastern Cape Museum 1: 1 – 25
  • Loveridge, A. 1923. Notes on East African lizards collected 1920-1923 with the description of two new races of Agama lionotus Blgr. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1923: 935-969 - get paper here
  • Loveridge, A. 1957. Check list of the reptiles and amphibians of east Africa (Uganda, Kenya, Tanganyika, Zanzibar). Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 117 (2): 153-362 - get paper here
  • Loveridge, A. 1957. On a third collection of reptiles taken in Tanganyika by C.J.P. Ionides, Esq. Tanganyika Notes and Records 43: 1-19
  • Loveridge,A. 1920. Notes on East African lizards collected 1915-1919, with description of a new genus and species of skink and new subspecies of gecko. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1920: 131-167 - get paper here
  • Robertson, I. A. D., B. M. Chapman and N. F. Chapman 1963. Notes on some reptiles collected in the Rukwa Valley, S. W. Tanganyika. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. Ser. 13, 5(55): 421‑432 - get paper here
  • Spawls, S. & Rotich, D. 1997. An annotated checklist of the lizards of Kenya. J. East African Nat. Hist. 86: 61-83 - get paper here
  • Spawls, S.; Howell, K.; Drewes, R.C. & Ashe, J. 2002. A field guide to the reptiles of East Africa. Academic Press, 543 pp. [reviews in HR 34: 396 and Afr. J. Herp. 51; 147] - get paper here
  • Spawls, Steve; Kim Howell, Harald Hinkel, Michele Menegon 2018. Field Guide to East African Reptiles. Bloomsbury, 624 pp. - get paper here
  • Sternfeld, R. 1911. Zur Herpetologie Südostafrikas. Mitteilung aus dem Zoologischen Museum in Berlin, 5: 413-420. - get paper here
  • Witte, G. F. de 1942. Description d’un Lacertidae nouveau dy Congo Belge (Latastia bredoi sp. nov.). Bull. Mus. Royal Hist. Nat. Belgique, 18 (41): 1-4
  • WITTE, G.-F. DE & R.F. LAURENT 1942. Liste des Lacertidae du Congo Belge et description d’une espèce nouvelle. Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines, Bruxelles, 36 (2): 165-180 - get paper here
 
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