Northern Africa. 

Species:

Mesalina guttulata  (LICHTENSTEIN, 1823)

Synonyms:

Lacerta guttulata  LICHTENSTEIN, 1823

Scapteira punctulata   GRAY, 1838

Eremias pardalis   DUMÉRIL & BIBRON, 1839

Eremias guttulata   DUMÉRIL & BIBRON, 1839

Mesalina pardalis  GRAY, 1845

Eremias pardaloides  BOULENGER, 1887

Mesalina guttulata  SZCZERBAK, 1975

Common names:

Lichtenstein’s Wüstenrenner (German)
Small-spotted Desert Lizard (English)

Types:

Syntypes: ZMB 1117-1120

Terra Typica:

Egypt.


Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Lichtenstein, H. (1823) -  Description of Mesalina rubropunctata and M. guttulata. -  In: “Verzeichnis der doublettten des zoologischen Museums der Königl. Universität zu Bertlin nebst Beschreibung vieler bisher unbekannter Arten von Säugethieren, Vögeln, Amphibien und Fischen.” Trautwein, Berlin. i-x, 1-118.   

  • Kapli, P. & Kyriazi, P. & Lymberakis, P. & Poulakakis, N. (2008) -  Molecular systematics and herpetofauna conservation: examples of Lacertidae from the east Mediterranean region. -  In: Pafilis, P., Kotsakiozi, P. & E.D. Valakos (eds.): 6th International Symposium on the Lacertids of the Mediterranean Basin, 23-27 June 2008, Mythimna, Lesvos, Greece: 31.    

  • Sindaco, R. & Simó-Riudalbas, M. & Sacchi, R. & Carranza, S. (2018) -  Systematics of the Mesalina guttulata species complex (Squamata: Lacertidae) from Arabia with the description of two new species. -  Zootaxa, 4429 (3): 513-547.