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Latastia taylori PARKER, 1942

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Eremiadinae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Taylor's Longtail Lizard 
SynonymLatastia taylori PARKER 1942: 72
Latastia taylori — ARILLO et al. 1967
Latastia taylori — LANZA 1983 

Type locality: Buran Valley, 2500 ft elevation  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.9.2.91 (1931.7.20.337), 1946.9.4.90-91 (1931.7.20.335-6), 1946.9.4.89 (1931.7.20.338), 1946.9.4.95 (1931.7.20.339), 1946.9.2.89-90 (1931.7.20.340-42) 
EtymologyNamed after Captain R H R Taylor who was an officer in the Royal Artillery and an administrator in British Somaliland (now part of Somalia). In 1934 he was a member of the Anglo-Ethiopian Boundary Commission. He returned to England in 1935 by travelling through Ethiopia and Sudan. In 1942 he was co-author with Parker, who described this reptile, of The lizards of British Somaliland. 
  • Arillo, BALLETTO & SPANO 1967. Il genere Latastia Bedriaga in Somalia. Boll. Musei Ist. Biol. Univ. Genova 35: 105-145
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Lanza, B. 1983. A list of the Somali amphibians and reptiles. MONITORE ZOOLOGICO ITALIANO, new Ser., SUPPL. 18 (8): 193-247 - get paper here
  • Lanza, B. 1990. Amphibians and reptiles of the Somali Democratic Republic: check list and biogeography. Biogeographia, 14: 407-465 [1988] - get paper here
  • Parker, H. W. 1942. The lizards of British Somaliland. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 91: 1—101 - get paper here
  • Spawls, Stephen; Tomáš Mazuch& Abubakr Mohammad 2023. Handbook of Amphibians and Reptiles of North-east Africa. Bloomsbury, 640 pp. - get paper here
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