Pedioplanis huntleyi CONRADIE, MEASEY, BRANCH & TOLLEY, 2012
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Pedioplanis huntleyi?
|Higher Taxa||Lacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Pedioplanis huntleyi CONRADIE, MEASEY, BRANCH & TOLLEY 2012|
Eremias undata — BOULENGER 1921 (part.)
Eremias undata undata — LAURENT 1964 (part.)
|Distribution||Angola (Ruacana, Namibe, Cunene Provinces, Iona National Park)|
Type locality: road to Oncocua, 7 km from Iona, Namibe Province, Angola (16°51’29.9’’ S, 12°36’45.9’’ E, 1612DC, 803 m elevation.
|Types||Holotype: PEM R18479, adult male, collected by W.R. Branch, W. Conradie, G.J. Measey and K.A. Tolley, 21 January 2009. Field number KTH09-245.|
Allotype. An adult female (PEM R18487), collected by W. Conradie, 24 January 2009, 14 km west of Moimba, Namibe Province, Angola (16840?46.1?? S, 12858?26.3?? E, 1612DB, 684 m a.s.l). Field number WC09-29.
Paratypes.*Thirteen specimens (six females, 8 males: PEM)
|Comment||Habitat. Prefers more compacted rocky substrate, well-vegetated scrub woodland and shrubland.|
|Etymology||The specific epithet is a patronym honouring the former CEO of the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), Brian Huntley, who organised the expedition to Angola, and who has made valuable contributions to the conservation of Angolan biodiversity. The name is constructed in the masculine genitive.|