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Latastia ornata MONARD, 1940

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Eremiadinae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymLatastia ornata MONARD 1940: 158
Latastia ornata — TRAPE, CHIRIO & TRAPE 2012
Latastia ornata — PAUWELS et al. 2023 
DistributionGuinea-Bissau, Guinea (Conakry)

Type locality: “Bafatà”, Guinea-Bissau  
TypesHolotype: LCFM (also as MHNCF) 608; other specimens in RBINS 
CommentAbundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017) and 5 other specimens from Guinea (Conakry) (Pauwels et al. 2023). 
EtymologyThe Latin ornata, -us, = decorated" or "ornamented," refers to the ornate coloration. 
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • Monard, ALBERT 1940. Résultats de la mission du Dr. Monard en Guinée Portugaise 1937 – 1938. Arq. Mus. Bocage, Lisbon 11: 147-182
  • Trape, J.F.; Trape, S. & Chirio, L. 2012. Lézards, crocodiles et tortues d'Afrique occidentale et du Sahara. IRD Orstom, 503 pp. - get paper here
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