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Pedioplanis rubens (MERTENS, 1954)

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesRuben's Sand Lizard 
SynonymEremias undata rubens MERTENS 1954: 177
Mesalina undata rubens — SZCZERBAK 1989
Pedioplanis undata rubens — MAYER 1989
Pedioplanis rubens — MAKOKHA et al. 2007 
DistributionNamibia (Great and Little Waterberg)

Type locality: Okatjikona Farm, Waterberges, Southwest Africa  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: SMF 45943, adult male 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: a completely patternless race of Eremias undata, whose dorsal and especially rear part is strikingly brick red (Mertens 1954: 177). 
Comment 
Etymology 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - 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
  • 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
  • Mertens, R. 1954. Neue Eidechsen aus Südwest—Afrika. Senckenbergiana, 34:175—183
  • Mertens,R. 1955. Die Amphibien und Reptilien Südwestafrikas. Aus den Ergebnissen einer im Jahre 1952 ausgeführten Reise. Abh. senckenb. naturf. Ges. (Frankfurt) 490: 1-172 - 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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