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Pseuderemias mucronata (BLANFORD, 1870)

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Eremiadinae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Blanford’s Sand Racer, Sinai Racerunner 
SynonymAcanthodactylus mucronatus BLANFORD 1870: 453
Eremias mucronata — BOULENGER 1895: 168
Eremias mucronata — BOULENGER 1896
Eremias mucronata — LOVERIDGE 1936
Eremias mucronata — PARKER 1942: 61
Pseuderemias mucronata — DELY & STOHL 1982
Pseuderemias mucronata mucronata — LANZA 1983
Pseuderemias mucronata — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Pseuderemias mucronata — LARGEN & SPAWLS 2010: 368 
DistributionE Egypt (including Sinai Peninsula), E Sudan, E Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, N Somalia

Type locality: Anseba, Eritrea.  
TypesType: BMNH 1946.8.6.29 (and possibly additional specimens). 
CommentType species: Acanthodactylus mucronatus BLANFORD 1870 is the type species of the genus Pseuderemias BOETTGER 1883: 118 (footnote). Note that Boettger 1883 mentioned Eremias lineolata RÜPPELL 1845 as the “first” (founding?) member of Pseuderemias. Boulenger 1918 mentions mucronatus as type species.

Gans et al. 1965: 44 present a comparison of the Somali species of Eremias. 
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  • Boettger, O. 1883. Die Reptilien und Amphibien von Marocco. II. Abh. senckenb. naturf. Ges. 13: 93-146 - get paper here
  • Boettger,O. 1893. Übersicht der von Prof. C. Keller anlässlich der Ruspoli'schen Expedition nach den Somaliländern gesammelten Reptilien und Batrachier. Zool. Anz. 16 (416): 113-119 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1895. On the reptiles and batrachians obtained by Mr. E. Lort-Phillips in Somaliland. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 16:165-169 - get paper here
  • Boulenger,G.A. 1918. A synopsis of the lizards of the genus Eremias. J. zool. Res. 3: 2
  • Dely, Oliver G. & Stohl, G. 1982. Pileusbeschilderung und phylogenetische Beziehungen innerhalb der Lacertiden. Vertebrata Hungarica, Budapest, 21: 85-10
  • Gans, C.; LAURENT, R.F. & PANDIT, H. 1965. Notes on a herpetological collection from the Somali Republic. Ann. Mus. Roy. Afr. Centr., Sér. 8vo, Tervuren, (80) Zool., (134): 1-93
  • Lanza, B. 1983. A list of the Somali amphibians and reptiles. MONITORE ZOOLOGICO ITALIANO, new Ser., SUPPL. 18 (8): 193-247 - get paper here
  • Lanza, B. 1990. Amphibians and reptiles of the Somali Democratic Republic: check list and biogeography. Biogeographia, 14: 407-465 [1988] - get paper here
  • Largen, M.J.; Spawls, S. 2006. Lizards of Ethiopia (Reptilia Sauria): an annotated checklist, bibliography, gazetteer and identification. Tropical Zoology 19 (1): 21-109 - get paper here
  • Largen, M.J.; Spawls, S. 2010. Amphibians and Reptiles of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 694 pp.
  • Loveridge, A. 1936. African reptiles and amphibians in the Field Museum of Natural History. Zool. Ser. Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Chicago, 22 (1): 1-122 - get paper here
  • Mazuch, Tomáš 2013. Amphibians and Reptiles of Somaliland and Eastern Ethiopia. Tomáš Mazuch Publishing, 80 pp. ISBN: 978-80-905439-0-4 - get paper here
  • Neumann, Oscar Rudolph 1905. Über nordost-afrikanische und arabische Kriechtiere. Zool. Jahrb. Syst., 22: 389-404. - get paper here
  • Parker, H. W. 1942. The lizards of British Somaliland. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 91: 1—101 - get paper here
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • Werner,F. 1919. Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der mit Unterstützung der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien aus der Erbschaft Treitl von F. Werner unternommenen zoologischen Expedition nach dem Anglo-Aegyptischen Sudan (Kordofan) 1914. IV. Bearbeitung de Denkschr. Akad. Wiss Wien, Math.-Naturw. Klasse 96: 437-509 - get paper here
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