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Pedioplanis benguellensis (BOCAGE, 1867)

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Eremiadinae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Bocage's Sand Lizard 
SynonymEremias benguellensis BOCAGE 1867: 229
Eremias benguellensis — BOULENGER 1918
Pedioplanis benguellensis — ARNOLD 1989
Mesalina benguellensis — SZCZERBAK 1989
Pedioplanis benguellensis — BAUER & GÜNTHER 1995
Pedioplanis benguelensis — MAKOKHA et al. 2007
Pedioplanis benguellensis — CONRADIE et al. 2012 
DistributionSW Angola, N Namibia (presumably only marginal regions of the northernmost Namib desert)

Type locality: “Maconjo, Angola”; “‘Benguella” (= Benguela, Angola) fide CONRADIE et al. 2012.  
TypesSyntype: ZMB 7762 (probably lost fide BAUER & GÜNTHER 1995) 
CommentSynonymy: Pedioplanis benguelensis has been previously synonymized with P. namaquensis, first by BOCAGE 1895 himself, later by LAURENT 1964 and others. 
  • Bauer, Aaron M.;Günther, Rainer 1995. An annotated type catalogue of the lacertids (Reptilia: Lacertidae) in the Zoological Museum, Berlin. Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin 71 (1): 37-62 - get paper here
  • Bocage,J.V. du B. 1867. Segunda lista dos reptis das possessões portuguezas d’Africa occidental que existem no Museu de Lisboa. Jornal de Sci. math. phys. e nat. Lisboa (3): 217-228 - 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
  • Marques, Mariana P.; Luis M. P. Ceríaco , David C. Blackburn , and Aaron M. Bauer 2018. Diversity and Distribution of the Amphibians and Terrestrial Reptiles of Angola -- Atlas of Historical and Bibliographic Records (1840–2017). Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (Ser. 4) 65: 1-501 (Supplement II)
  • 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
  • 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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