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Psammodromus blanci (LATASTE, 1880)

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Higher TaxaLacertidae (Gallotiinae), Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Blank's Psammodromus 
SynonymZerzoumia Blanci LATASTE 1880
Zerzumia blanci — FISCHER 1887
Psammodromus blanci — BOULENGER 1887: 48
Psammodromus blanci — SCHLEICH, KÄSTLE & KABISCH 1996: 448
Psammodromus blanci — BISCHOFF 2007
Psammodromus blanci — MENDES et al. 2017 
DistributionN Tunisia, N Algeria, NE Morocco  
TypesType: BMNH 1946.9.4.22 (and possibly additional specimens). 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Henri Blanc (1859-1930), who received his training in Germany as a zoologist. He returned to Lausanne in 1883 where he later became Director of the Zoological Museum until his retirement (1929). 
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  • Bischoff, W. 2007. Auf der Suche nach Gebirgseidechsen in drei Erdteilen. Draco 7 (27): 54-73 - get paper here
  • Bischoff, W. & H. A. J. in den Bosch 1991. Zur Kenntnis von Psammodromus blanci (LATASTE, 1880): Morphologie, Verbreitung, Ökologie und Paarungsbiologie. Salamandra 27 (3): 163-180 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1887. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) III. Lacertidae, Gerrhosauridae, Scincidae, Anelytropsidae, Dibamidae, Chamaeleontidae. London: 575 pp. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, George A. 1891. Catalogue of the reptiles and batrachians of Barbary (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia), based chiefly upon the notes and collections made in 1880-1884 by M. Fernand Lataste. Tr. Zool. Soc. 13: 93-164
  • Doumergue,F. 1901. Essai sur la faune erpétologique de l'Oranie avec des tableaux analytiques et des notations pour la détermination de tous les reptiles et batraciens du Maroc, de l'Algerie et de la Tunisie. L. Fouque, Oran, 404 pp. - get paper here
  • FISCHER, J. von 1887. Über die Kieleidechsen (Zerzumia Blanci Lataste und Tropidosaura algira Linné) und eine Varietät der letzteren, Trop. Alg. Vor. Nollii. Der Zoologische Garten 28 (3): 65-74
  • Lataste, F. 1880. Diagnoses de reptiles nouveaux d’Algérie. Le Naturaliste 1:299, 306—307, 325 - get paper here
  • Martínez del Mármol, Gabriel; D. James Harris, Philippe Geniez, Philip de Pous, and Daniele Salvi 2019. Amphibians and Reptiles of Morocco. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 478 pp - get paper here
  • Mediani, Mohamed; José Carlos Brito, Soumia Fahd 2015. Atlas of the amphibians and reptiles of northern Morocco: updated distribution and patterns of habitat selection. Basic and Applied Herpetology 29: - get paper here
  • Mellado, J. & Dakki,L.M. 1988. Inventaire commenté des amphibiens et reptiles du Maroc. Bull. Inst. Sci. Rabat 12: 171-181
  • Mellado,J. & Mateo,J.A. 1992. New records of Moroccan Herpetofauna. The Herpetological Journal 2: 58-61 - get paper here
  • Mendes, Joana; D. James Harris, Salvador Carranza and Daniele Salvi 2017. Biogeographical crossroad across the Pillars of Hercules: Evolutionary history of Psammodromus lizards in space and time. Journal of Biogeography, DOI: 10.1111/jbi.13100 - get paper here
  • Schleich, H.H., Kästle,W., Kabisch, K. 1996. Amphibians and Reptiles of North Africa. Koeltz, Koenigstein, 627 pp.
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • Werner, F. 1894. Zweiter Beitrag zur Herpetologie von Ost-Algerien. Verh. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 44: 75-87 - get paper here
  • Zulueta, A. de 1909. Nota sobre reptiles de Melilla (Marruecos). Bol. Real Sociedad Esp. Hist. Nat. 9: 351-354
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