Latastia taylori PARKER, 1942
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|Higher Taxa||Lacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Taylor's Longtail Lizard|
|Synonym||Latastia taylori PARKER 1942: 72|
Latastia taylori — ARILLO et al. 1967
Latastia taylori — LANZA 1983
Type locality: Buran Valley, 2500 ft elevation
|Types||Holotype: BMNH 19184.108.40.206 (19220.127.116.117), 1918.104.22.168-91 (1922.214.171.1245-6), 19126.96.36.199 (19188.8.131.528), 19184.108.40.206 (19220.127.116.119), 1918.104.22.168-90 (1922.214.171.1240-42)|
|Etymology||Named 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.|
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