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Meroles squamulosus (PETERS, 1854)

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesSavanna Lizard, Common Rough-scaled (Sand) Lizard 
SynonymIchnotropis squamulosa PETERS 1854: 617
Ichnotropis squamulosa — FITZSIMONS 1943: 350
Ichnotropis squamulosa — AUERBACH 1987: 130
Ichnotropis squamulosa — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 18
Ichnotropis squamulosa — PIETERSEN et al. 2013
Meroles squamulosa — ENGLEDER et al. 2013
Meroles squamulosa — EDWARDS et al. 2013
Meroles squamulosus — SPAWLS et al 2018: 20
Meroles squamulosus — SPAWLS et al 2018: 203 
DistributionTanzania, Zambia, S Angola, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, N South Africa, Malawi.

Type locality: Tete, Mozambique  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntypes: ZMB 6614, 6615, 6616 
CommentSynonymy: EDWARDS et al. 2013 proposed the name Meroles squamulosa as “comb. nov.” but Engleder’s paper was published earlier. 
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