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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesSmall-spotted Lizard, Desert Lacerta 
SynonymLacerta guttulata LICHTENSTEIN 1823: 101
Scapteira punctulata GRAY 1838
Eremias guttulata — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 310
Eremias pardalis DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 312
Eremias guttulata — ANDERSON 1896: 43
Eremias guttulata guttulata — LOVERIDGE 1936: 62
Eremias guttulata guttulata — HAAS 1957
Mesalina guttulata — SZCZERBAK 1975
Mesalina pardalis GRAY 1845
Eremias pardaloides BOULENGER 1887
Eremias guttulata — JOHANN 1981
Eremias guttulata — DAS 1996: 49
Mesalina guttulata — SCHLEICH, KÄSTLE & KABISCH 1996: 417
Mesalina guttulata — KRONIGER & ZAWADZKI 2005
Eremias guttulata — MURTHY 2010 
DistributionSenegal, Niger, Sudan, Morocco, Western Sahara, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Sinai, Israel, Saudi Arabia (incl. Farasan Islands), Kuwait, Iran (Kavir desert), S Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, India (Rajasthan)

Type locality: Egypt Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
TypesSyntypes: ZMB 1117-1120 
CommentSynonymy partly after KHALIKOV & ANANJEVA (pers. comm.). The subspecies M. g. watsonana has been elevated to full species status.

Distribution: Not in Pakistan fide KHAN 2004. 
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