Western Sahara. 


Mesalina simoni saharae  PIZZIGALLI et al., 2021


Holotype: Adult male, with code MNHN-RA-2020.0018 (ex BEV.9114) preserved in the Muséum national d`Histoire naturelle, in Paris, France. Collected by Pierre- André Crochet and Julien Renoult on 10th September 2006.

Terra Typica:

Western Sahara, road N1, 69 km past Boujdour toward Laayoune, 26.4925°N 13.9198°W, 60 m a.s.l.

Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Pizzigalli, C. & Crochet, P.-A. & Geniez, P. & Martínez-Freiría, F. & Velo-Antón, G. & Brito, J.C. (2021) -  Phylogeographic diversification of the Mesalina olivieri species complex (Squamata: Lacertidae) with the description of a new species and a new subspecies endemic from North West Africa. -  J. Zool. Syst. Evol. Res. 2021: 00: 1-29.    


Mesalina simoni saharae  © 2006 Pierre-André Crochet