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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesLatastia longicaudata andersonii BOULENGER, 1921
Latastia longicaudata lanzai ARILLO, BALLETTO & SPANO 1967
Latastia longicaudata longicaudata (REUSS, 1834)
Latastia longicaudata revoili (VAILLANT, 1882) 
Common NamesE: Southern long-tailed lizard, Common Long-tailed Lizard
G: Gewöhnlichen Langschwanzeidechse 
SynonymLacerta longicaudata REUSS 1834: 29
Lacerta samharica BLANFORD 1870: 449
Lacerta sturti BLANFORD 1870: 452
Latastia samharica — BEDRIAGA 1884: 13
Latastia longicaudata — MOCQUARD 1888: 117
Latastia longicaudata — BOULENGER 1895: 168
Latastia longicaudata — DREWES 1972
Latastia longicaudata — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 18
Latastia longicaudata — LARGEN & SPAWLS 2010: 356

Latastia longicaudata andersonii BOULENGER, 1921
Latastia longicaudata andersonii — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008

Latastia longicauda lanzai ARILLO, BALLETTO & SPANO 1967
Latastia lanzai — LANZA 1983
Latastia longicauda lanzai — LANZA 1988
Latastia longicauda lanzai — SPAWLS & ROTICH 1997
Latastia longicauda lanzai — KRONIGER & ZAWADZKI 2005

Latastia longicaudata revoili (VAILLANT 1882)
Eremias revoili VAILLANT 1882: 20
Latastia longicaudata revoili — PARKER 1932: 214
Latastia longicaudata revoili — MERTENS 1938
Latastia longicaudata revoili — ARILLO, BALLETTO & SPANO 1967
Latastia longicaudata revoili — LANZA 1988 
DistributionSenegal, Mali, up to Sudan and Egypt (including Sinai Peninsula), and up to Ethiopia and N Somalia, Yemen, S Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, N Tanzania, Cameroon (Böhme 1975), Central African Republic, Niger, Djibouti

andersonii: SW Arabia

lanzai: Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia; Type locality: “Missioni Biologica in Somalia .. a Dinsor”

revoili: Ethiopia, Kenya, south to ugogo, C Tanzania. Type locality: Somalia Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
TypesLectotype: SMF 13601
Holotype: Museo Zoologico dell’Università di Firenze 1705 [lanzai] 
CommentLanza (1990) suggested that Kenyan specimens of this species belong to L. longicaudata lanzai.

Type species: Lacerta samharica BLANFORD 1870 is the type species of the genus Latastia  BEDRIAGA 1884. 
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