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Mesalina simoni (BOETTGER, 1881)

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymPodarces (Mesalina) simoni BOETTGER 1881: 571
Eremias olivieri simoni — BONS 1959
Mesalina simoni — ARNOLD 1986
Mesalina olivieri simoni — SZCZERBAK 1989
Mesalina simoni — SCHLEICH, KÄSTLE & KABISCH 1996: 428
Mesalina simoni — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008 
DistributionMorocco (central coast of the Atlantic Ocean)

Type locality: “inter urbes Mogador et Marocco, unicum prope urbem Casablanca”. 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.
 
TypesHolotype: SMF 6087 
CommentSynonymy: MERTENS 1922: 174 stated that this species is synonymous with Eremias guttulata. 
References
  • Boettger, O. 1881. Diagnoses Reptilium novorum Maroccanorum. Zool. Anz. 4: 570-572 - get paper here
  • Boettger, O. 1883. Die Reptilien und Amphibien von Marocco. II. Abh. senckenb. naturf. Ges. 13: 93-146
  • Bons,J. 1972. Herpétologie Marocaine I: Liste commentée des amphibiens et reptiles du Maroc. Bull. Soc. Sci. nat. Maroc 52 (3/4): 107-126
  • Bons,J. & GIROT,B. 1962. Clé illustrée des reptiles du Maroc. Trav. Inst. Sci. Chérifien, Sér. Zool. 26
  • Kapli, P., Lymberakis, P., Crochet, P.-A., Geniez, P., Brito, J. C., Almutairi, M., Ahmadzadeh, F., 2014. Historical biogeography of the lacertid lizard Mesalina in North Africa and the Middle East. Journal of Biogeography, doi: 10.1111/jbi.12420 - get paper here
  • Mertens, R. 1922. Verzeichnis der Typen in der herpetologischen Sammlung des Senckenbergischen Museums. Senckenbergiana 4: 162-183 - get paper here
  • Schleich,H.H., Kästle,W., Kabisch, K. 1996. Amphibians and Reptiles of North Africa. Koeltz, Koenigstein, 627 pp.
  • Shcherbak, N.N. 1975. Katalog afrikanskikh Jaszczurok [Catalog of African sand lizards [Eremiainae]]. Akad. Sci. Ukrain. SSR, Zool. Inst., Zool. Mus.: 2-83
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • Szczerbak, Nikolai N. 1989. Catalogue of the African Sand lizards (Reptilia: Sauria: Eremiainae: Lampreremias, Pseuderemias, Taenieremias, Mesalina, Meroles). Herpetozoa 1 (3/4): 119-132. - get paper here
 
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