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Pedioplanis husabensis BERGER-DELL’MOUR & MAYER, 1989

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesHusab Sand Lizard 
SynonymPedioplanis husabensis BERGER-DELL’MOUR & MAYER 1989
Pedioplanis husabensis — MAYER 1989
Pedioplanis husabensis — MAKOKHA et al. 2007 
DistributionNamibia (central Namib desert)

Type locality: northern side of Husab Mountain, Namib Park, Swakopmund Dist., S.W.A., Namibia, 22° 40’ S, 15° 08’ E, 750 m elevation.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: SMWN 4424 (= NMNW, State Museum Windhoek, Namibia), adult male. Paratypes: SMWN, same locality 
Diagnosis 
CommentSimilar species: P. undata inornata. 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
References
  • Berger-Dell'mour H A E; Mayer W 1989. On the parapatric existence of two species of the Pedioplanis undata group (Reptilia: Sauria: Lacertidae) in the central Namib Desert (Southwest Africa) with description of the new species Pedioplanis husabensis. Herpetozoa 1 (3-4): 83-95 - get paper here
  • Conradie, Werner; G. John Measey, William R. Branch & Krystal A. Tolley 2012. Revised phylogeny of African sand lizards (Pedioplanis), with the description of two new species from south-western Angola. African Journal of Herpetology 61 (2): 91-112; DOI:10.1080/21564574.2012.676079 - get paper here
  • CUNNINGHAM, P. C., WASSENAAR, T. & HENSCHEL, J. 2012. Notes on some aspects of the ecology of the Husab Sand Lizard, Pedioplanis husabensis, from Namibia. African Herp News (56): 1-11
  • Herrmann, H.-W.; W.R. Branch 2013. Fifty years of herpetological research in the Namib Desert and Namibia with an updated and annotated species checklist. Journal of Arid Environments 93: 94–115 - get paper here
  • Makokha, Jane S.; Bauer, Aaron M.; Mayer, Werner; Matthee, Conrad A. 2007. Nuclear and mtDNA-based phylogeny of southern African sand lizards, Pedioplanis (Sauria: Lacertidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 44(2):622-633 - get paper here
  • Mayer, W. 1989. Comments on SZCZERBAK's (1975) catalogue of the African Sand Lizards (Reptilia: Sauria: Eremiainae). Herpetozoa 1 (3/4): 133-137 - get paper here
  • SCHWACHA, B. 1997. Beobachtungen zur Eiablage bei Pedioplanis undata inornata (ROUX, 1907) und Pedioplanis husabensis BERGER-DELL'MOURR & MAYER, 1989. Die Eidechse 8 (1): 17-19 - get paper here
 
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