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Pedioplanis husabensis BERGER-DELL’MOUR & MAYER, 1989

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Eremiadinae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Husab Sand Lizard 
SynonymPedioplanis husabensis BERGER-DELL’MOUR & MAYER 1989
Pedioplanis husabensis — MAYER 1989
Pedioplanis husabensis — MAKOKHA et al. 2007
Pedioplanis husabensis — BÖHME 2014: 151
Pedioplanis husabensis — SCHLEICHER 2020 
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.  
TypesHolotype: NMNW (SMWN 4424 (= State Museum Windhoek, Namibia), adult male. Paratypes: SMWN, same locality, PEM R16099 (formerly SMWN 5311), ZFMK 
CommentSimilar species: P. undata inornata. 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • 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
  • Böhme, Wolfgang 2014. Herpetology in Bonn. Mertensiella 21. vi + 256 pp. - get paper here
  • Childers JL, Kirchhof S, Bauer AM 2021. Lizards of a different stripe: phylogenetics of the Pedioplanis undata species complex (Squamata, Lacertidae), with the description of two new species. Zoosystematics and Evolution 97(1): 249-272 - get paper here
  • Conradie, Werner 2012. Pedioplanis husabensis: Maximum size. Herpetological Bulletin (120) - 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
  • CONRADIE, WERNER; WILLIAM R. BRANCH, & GILLIAN WATSON 2019. Type specimens in the Port Elizabeth Museum, South Africa, including the historically important Albany Museum collection. Part 2: Reptiles (Squamata). Zootaxa 4576 (1): 001–045 - 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 - get paper here
  • Gemel, R.; G. Gassner & S. Schweiger 2019. Katalog der Typen der Herpetologischen Sammlung des Naturhistorischen Museums Wien – 2018. Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, B 121: 33–248
  • 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
  • Schleicher, Alfred 2020. Reptiles of Namibia. Kuiseb Publishers, Windhoek, Namibia, 271 pp.
  • 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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