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Latastia taylori PARKER, 1942

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

Type locality: Buran Valley, 2500 ft elevation  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 
Diagnosis 
Comment 
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. 
References
  • 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. 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
  • Parker, H. W. 1942. The lizards of British Somaliland. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 91: 1—101 - get paper here
 
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