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Mesalina bernoullii (SCHENKEL, 1901)

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Eremiadinae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Bernoulli’s Short-Nosed Desert Lizard 
SynonymEremias bernoullii SCHENKEL 1901: 187 (fide SMITH 1935)
Eremias brevirostris fieldi HAAS & WERNER 1969: 356
Mesalina brevirostris microlepis — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Mesalina bernoullii — SMID et al. 2017 
DistributionSyria, W Iran, Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Egypt (Sinai)

Type locality: “Palmyra” (Syria)  
TypesHolotype: NMBA (NMB Basel) 4396
Holotype: MCZ 56617 [fieldi] 
CommentSynonymy partly after SMID et al. 2017.

Distribution: see map in SMID et al. 2017: Fig. 1. Not in Israel fide S. Meiri (pers. comm, 16 Oct 2019). 
  • Haas G. and Werner, Y. L. 1969. Lizards and snakes from Southwestern Asia, collected by Henry Field. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 138: 327-406. - get paper here
  • Schenkel, E. 1901. Achter Nachtrag zum Katalog der herpetologischen Sammlung des Basler Museums. Verh. naturf. Ges. Basel, 13:142-199. - get paper here
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • Šmíd J, Moravec J, Gvoždík V, et al. 2017. Cutting the Gordian Knot: Phylogenetic and ecological diversification of the Mesalina brevirostris species complex (Squamata, Lacertidae). Zool Scr. 2017;00:1–16 - get paper here
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