Pedioplanis undata (SMITH, 1838)
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|Higher Taxa||Lacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Western Sand Lizard, Plain Sand Lizard|
|Synonym||Lacerta undata SMITH 1838: 93|
Eremias undata — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 316
Eremias undata — BOULENGER 1921
Eremias undata — FITZSIMONS 1943: 335
Mesalina undata — SZCZERBAK 1989
Pedioplanis undata — MAYER 1989
Pedioplanis undata — BAUER et al. 1993
Pedioplanis undata — MAKOKHA et al. 2007
|Distribution||S Namibia, South Africa (NW Cape province)|
Type locality: “Northern and western parts of the Cape Colony”
|Types||Neotype: NMW 318886 (designated by MAYER & BÖHME 2000)|
|Comment||The syntypes of this species are actually specimens of Pedioplanis lineoocellata pulchella GRAY, 1845.|
Distribution: populations from Angola have been re-assigned to Pedioplanis huntleyi or P. haackei.
Abstract of Case 2085 (formatting that of Amphibia-Reptilia): The purpose of this application is to conserve usage of the name Pedioplanis undata ( A. Smith, 1838) f or t he ‘wester n sand l izard¢of souther n Afri ca. The recently rediscovered syntypes are specimens of P. lineoocellata pulchella Gr ay, 1845 and not of P. undata auct., but acceptance of this typificati on would r esult in very considerable confusion. The name P. undata would be transf err ed t o P. l. pulchella auct. , the taxon known as P. u. undata would have to have a new as a subspecies of P. inornata Roux, 1907, and there would be other c ® Koninklijke Bri ll NV, Leiden, 2000 Amphibia-Reptilia 21: 409-410 410 SEH News changes of accepted names. I t is proposed that these consequences should be avoided by the designat ion of a neot ype f or Lacerta undat a A. Smith, 1838.
Pedioplanis undata inornata (ROUX 1907) has been elevated to full species status.
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