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Mesalina ercolinii (LANZA & POGGESI, 1975)

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymEremias ercolinii LANZA & POGGESI 1975
Mesalina ercolinii — ARNOLD et al. 1998
Mesalina ercolinii — YOUSEFKHANI et al. 2015 
DistributionC Somalia

Type locality: Bud Bud (about 4°12’ N, 46° 28’ E), 70 km S of El Bur, central Somalia.  
TypesHolotype: MZUF 5253 (Museo Zoologico dell’Università di Firenze) 
CommentAbundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017). 
Etymologynamed after Prof. Antonio Ercolini, zoologist at the University of Florence and a colleague of the authors. 
  • Arnold EN, Lanza B, Poggesi M, Corti C 1998. Notes on the anatomy and phylogenetic position of Eremias ercolinii LANZA & POGGESI 1975 (Reptilia: Lacertidae). Tropical Zoology 11 (2): 235-240 - get paper here
  • Hosseinian-Yousefkhani, Seyyed Saeed; Gabriel M.D. Marmol Marin, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani 2015. A Bibliographic Recompilation of the Genus Mesalina Gray, 1838 (Sauria: Lacertidae) with a Key to the Species. Russ. J. Herpetol. 22 (1): 23-34 - get paper here
  • Lanza B, Poggesi M 1975. On a new Eremias from central Somalia. Mon. Zool. Ital. (n.s.) Suppl. 6: 305-312 - get paper here
  • Lanza, B. 1990. Amphibians and reptiles of the Somali Democratic Republic: check list and biogeography. Biogeographia, 14: 407-465 [1988]
  • 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
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